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“Los jóvenes, algunos de los cuales entraron en el edificio mezclados entre los turistas, permanecieron encerrados menos de una hora y dos de ellos se colgaron con cuerdas a las puertas de entrada.”

Does colgarse mean ‘tied themselves to’, rather than ‘hanged themselves from’?
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Old January 03, 2014, 10:16 AM
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It depends on the rest of the context... they might have used the ropes for climbing or swinging... but if they used them with the intention of killing themselves, then they hanged.
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Old January 04, 2014, 02:08 AM
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Many thanks for your help, AngelicaDeAlquezar. The expression was taken from the piece below. As there is no mention of suicide, I think it's probably 'tied themselves to'.

Una treintena de okupas tomaron el famoso edificio de La Pedrera de Barcelona, obra del arquitecto Antoni Gaudí, para protestar por el desalojo policial que se produjo durante la madrugada de la antigua fábrica Hamsa, ocupada desde 1996 y símbolo del movimiento de okupas. Los jóvenes,
algunos de los cuales entraron en el edificio mezclados entre los turistas, permanecieron encerrados menos de una hora y dos de ellos se colgaron con cuerdas a las puertas de entrada. A la una y media se oyeron unos gritos: "Están entrando". La Policía Nacional empezó a sacar, incluso a rastras, a algunos de los jóvenes que permanecían encadenados al edificio. No hubo detenciones, pero fueron identificados. Los dos activistas que estaban colgados a las puertas mantuvieron su protesta unas dos horas mientras un centenar de jóvenes les apoyaba a gritos desde el Paseo de Grácia, donde está La Pedrera, cortando el tráfico.

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Old January 04, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Ok... The image I get is that they tied themselves to the doors, but they were in a loose position, so they were kind of swinging.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fglorca View Post
Los dos activistas que estaban colgados a las puertas mantuvieron su protesta unas dos horas
The impression I get is that they were hanging from ropes tied around their wrists. Definitely not around their necks.
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Many thanks, guys.
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