Oslo squatters crash City party

On March 30th at 6am, a group of squatters secretly entered Saxegårdsgate 17. Once inside the building, the squatters laid low for 14 hours waiting for the right opportunity to reveal their existence. This day was the date for an event to take place in the ruins of the Clement’s church, which is also the site of last years squatted Saxegårdsgate 11. This was a part of Oslo City’s attempt to draw attention away from the expenses of prestigious projects like the building of a medieval park in the Old Town and the opera in Bjørvika, the accumulated cost of the year 2000 celebrations and Oslo City’s fictitious 1000-year jubilee, along with the unpopular emptying and tearing down of Saxegårdsgate 11 in connection with the medieval park. The list of the city’s money-wasting and bad priorities goes on for ever. [Read More]

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