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Dutch squatters take island

kodama | 23.07.2015 21:22 | Ecology | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | World

An island in the Amstel river south of Amsterdam has been squatted recently.

Twenty squatters have been there a week on the Amsteleiland, which is on the edge of Amstelveen and Ouderkek aan de Amstel.Two years ago the people living on the island had to leave to make way for a 'millionaire's enclave' which has never appeared. Developer Marco Krol bought the island in 2009 and planned to build swanky villas, but the plans went awry.

The squatters are planning a barbeque for the neighbourhood.

Cobbled together from these sources in Dutch: