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THE DANCE OF THE MOJONES
Staff Reporter / 2010-07-30 14:30:16
Following on from the story about Costas wanting to reclaim many of the coast line houses in El Mojon, a peaceful demonstration was held last Saturday at Lo Pagan, to bring the house owners’ plight to the attention of local media, and keep the topic on the tips of many people’s tongues.
The whole event took place in a fun way. The participants dressed as the blue boundary stones, which for centuries have marked where one municipality ends and another starts, or the distance to a nearby village. El Mojon means just this, “the boundary stone” probably because it lies right on the border of Murcia province and Alicante province, which is also the border of Murcia comunidad and Valencia comunidad.
Roberto Codon, the president of the Neighbourhood Association of El Mojon, said that despite the fact that they have voiced their disagreement to the proposal and sent a number of letters to the appropriate authorities, they have heard nothing back, and want to keep the subject in the news, and not just be forgotten about until it is too late.
The participants sang and danced, and a speech was given. The atmosphere was one of fun, but it was clear to see that behind this polite approach, those affected feel a huge injustice is being carried out, and that they will not just sit back and watch this happen.
The British sector was represented by Teresa and Ian Coulston, who waved placards with slogans written in English.
I giant paella was enjoyed by all afterwards.
Tags: Demonstration, Lo Pagan