Amsterdam: Updates Arrestees Spuistraat eviction

In this topic we will post updates on the people that were arrested in the Spuistraat eviction

On the 25th of March the Tabaksbanden in the Spuistraat got evicted. 16 People were arrested. As far as we know, they all got charged with public violence and/or breaking public order. All arrestees are in Zuid-Oost.

This morning 2 people were released. Updates on the rest of the arrestees will follow soon.

Arrestantengroep Amsterdam
Tel: 06-42413496
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Amsterdam: Snake resquatted

The Snakehouse/de Slang in Amsterdam, squatted for over 30 years, voluntarily handed over the keys yesterday. The building was then resquatted and an eviction is currently in progress. Updates on indymedia

Amsterdam: Tabakspanden resist

The Tabakspanden on Spuistraat in central Amsterdam today repelled an eviction attempt with paintbombs.

The buildings (opposite Vrankrijk) include the Slangenpand (squatted for over 30 years) and Middle East.

The latter sent out a call-out last week.

There’s also a new call for solidarity today.

Some pix in the linx on indymedia or below.
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Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Spuistraat 199 squatted for 30 years, Snake Festival

Wednesday March 6th 2013, at 14:02, the Slangenpand (the “Snake House”) is precisely squatted for 30 years (March 6th 1983). During this time, a group of motivated and involved inhabitants has been building, living, creating, partying, protesting, breeding and much more.

March 6th 2013, it is also exactly one year that we opened the ground floor as “De Slang”. In one year, De Slang hosted (foto) exhibitions, theater, film screenings and concerts. We often hear “Amsterdam needs an open and accessible art space like De Slang”.

2013 is probably the year in which it will be clear whether the house is evicted and turned into free market living space, or if it can continue as a creative incubator. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, is it a good sign? In any case, we’ll make every effort to keep the Slangenpand. [Read More]