Oslo: Press release of the new squatted space Olaf

A new space has been occupied on the 18th October in Oslo (https://squat.net/en/news/oslo221008.html),you can follow the development of the project with information published on the collective’s website: http://www.freewebs.com/olaf2-en

Here is the third press release:

Oslo housing action have been asked, through the media, that the occupation of Olaf Ryes Plass should be withdrawn . We who possess the house are not willing to comply in doing so. Without us the house empty indefinitely.

Neighbor campaign has expressed concern about noise and disturbance in the neighborhood around the occupation on Olaf Ryes space. But as the action neighboring spokesperson Ingebrigt Berg said on the working meeting of the Grünerløkka district on Thursday it has been quiet in the streets since Sunday, the day after the occupation. Without action from the police side, this situation will persist. As we in the Oslo Housing Action expressed in the AU meeting a confrontation with the police in the last thing we want. We do not wish to disturb the neighborhood.

Today, Friday 24 October, we received information through NRK Østlands that byfogd has made a court ruling, that we should be evicted and throne to the street. Yesterday, Thursday 23 October, we presented our case in front of the Grünerløkka district council. Dialogue is still scheduled in the district committee Thursday 30 October.

SV has submitted a proposal to arrange a meeting between the neighboring action, the quarter council, Kulturetaten, artist initiative in UV-5 and us in the house. This is a dialogue we are interested in having. Therefor it is strange that there is a desire to evict us while there is still a political process taking place.

We have repeatedly made it clear that we do not want to stand in the way of the plans of UV-5. Moreover, we have made it clear that we do not want to leave Olaf Ryes space 2 before we see that workers are ready to clean the mould infected walls of the house. The director of Kulturetaten of Oslo, Gro Balas, proclaimed on Friday evening that the agency has no funds to renovate the house. Without us, therefore, the house will again be empty indefinitely.

People need houses, houses need people!

Sincerely us in the space Olaf Ryes 2


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