Netherlands: Squatting has been banned…

15.10.2009 – 22:47

A blend of right wingers and christian democrats have managed to push through a ban on squatting, instead of a ban on emptiness. How fucked 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.

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