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Squatting banned in NL

krakengaatdoor | 15.10.2009 22:47 | Free Spaces | Repression | World

A blend of right wingers and christian democrats have managed to push through a ban on squatting, instead of a ban on emptiness. How fuckt up is that?

Squatting has been banned in the Netherlands. Fuck know what this means in practise for the thousands of established squats.

The vote passed today in the Tweede Kamer (House of Commons) and will no doubt be ratified by the Eerste Kamer (House of Lords equivalent).

80-100 squatters have been arrested already in Den Haag outside the Parliament.

It could get a lot more heavy.

Dutch info -



Over 80 arrests in the Hague

16.10.2009 07:57

Protesters in front of the Dutch parliament building 16.10.2009
Protesters in front of the Dutch parliament building 16.10.2009

While the Parliament of The Netherlands was voting, outside there was a protest of many hundreds of squatters and symphatizers.

They set up a camp of tents at the square in front of Parliament, but after 9 PM they were all removed with much police violence. Around 80 to 100 people were arrested.

More images of thursday:

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Growing underground resistance

16.10.2009 09:16

Sorry, the date of the picture above must be 15 10 2009

More in english:

" On the night of October 15th the Chai Militia put their tea cups down and went onto the streets of Leiden! Two police stations and the City Hall were targeted."

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What's happening to Dutch tolerance?

17.10.2009 07:09

What's going on in the Netherlands these last few years? It seems that all the tolerance that the country was famous and respected for is being eroded bit by bit. Not just the Coffee Shops and the red light districts, but society in general and now even the squatters :-(

What's become of the spirit of the Provos and the Kaboteurs?

Gregory Beetle

Denmark also

17.10.2009 13:23

It also seems that Denmark, famous for it's "liberal tolerance", has been going fast forward towards open fascism.


solidarity actions

18.10.2009 16:49

Saturday, october 24th a demonstration is planned in Utrecht, followed
by decentralised action days from october 30th till november 1st.
We call upon your solidarity, be it at the demonstration or at the many
Dutch embassies and consulates. Show them we are everywhere, be
creative, show your dissent!

for sleeping places during the demonstration and action days, mail