Squat action in Umeå, in the north of Sweden

At 31/12 the womens house is squatted in Umeå in north Sweden. The building is threatend with demolition. The police wanted to evict the place but a part of the squatters barricaded themselves in on the upper floor.

When the police returned next day the squatters first told them that they’d be gone the following day. However, the next day they decided to stay and put a note on the door for the police saying they consider the house theirs now.

The squatters are planning to open the house to the public within a few days – wanting the house to serve as a youth-house.

[News from the 3rd of january, 2004. Source: Yelah.net. More information in Swedish @ yelah.net/news.]