Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anti-Squat Actions around the EU: Fall Edition

AUSTRIA: 2 October: a squat in Vienna got evicted:

UK: 15 October: after 5 year of threats Rampart (London) got evicted:

On Oct. 15th 2009 the Dutch parliament has passed a new law making squatting a felony. Only the senate still has to vote on it’s passing now. However, with a rightwing majority, odds are effectively january 1st all squats in the Netherlands will be up for eviction. This will mark the end of an era, a carte blanche for the destruction of our social centers and infrastructure. Not to mention the criminalisation of thousands of people suffering from the housing shortage, for whom squatting has always been a legal means of acquiring a roof over their heads. An occupation of parliament square during the voting ended with riot cops charging into the tent camp and arresting about one hundred people. Photo’s can be seen on (during the day) and (the eviction).

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