#Refugees #Netherlands: Support Resistance Against Eviction – We Are here

Support Resistance Against Eviction. We Are here. Friday 17th of November from 07.30am Nienoord 2, Diemen, Netherlands.

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Netherlands: Support Resistance Against Eviction – We Are here

Support Resistance Against Eviction. We Are here. Friday 17th of November from 07.30am Nienoord 2, Diemen, Netherlands.

We do not want anymore pseudo-solutions, we want accomodation! Therefore, when they will come to evict us, we will not leave voluntarily! We stay! We have no other place to go. After 27 evictions we now want to confront the citizens of Diemen and Amsterdam and surroundings with our hopeless situation, we have no other choice!
We therefore call upon all sympathizers of our movement to support us.

We are a group of undocumented refugees and part of We Are Here.
Since 5 years we are  fighting for “a normal life”, equal to all other people living here. We fled from areas where war prevails, or hunger, or extreme poverty, or where we have been politically prosecuted – conditions caused partly by European, also Dutch (post)colonial interference; our asylum applications have been rejected or remain endlessly pending; some of us have received a residence permit, often after four, five or more repeated asylum requests, without us being able to understand why the one does get them and the other does not (arbitrariness!). And even if some of us want to go back, they often cannot, because the country of origin does not allow them. Thus, we continue to live between hope for the paper that opens the gate to a “normal life”, and fear of being arrested, put in detention or getting deported.
 
Because we have no “right” for shelter, after many perigrinations along more than 27 squats,  in April we squatted a vacant building from the Nienoord 2-5 complex in Diemen, owned by Arq, a dome organization focused on the health of traumatized refugees. Although both Arq and the  municipality of Diemen were so far favorably disposed towards our situation, now Arq wants to evict us! While at the same time several members of We Are Here are clients of Equator, part of Arq, where they participate in the trauma treatment program, or have sought help from the Immo Foundation  an orgaisation on the same site, that investigates torture and inhumane practices and is defendung  human rights. We cannot understand that! The worst is that, as has happened many times before, they want to chase us away now, when the cold season starts! The mayor of Amsterdam once said that in his city no one should sleep in the street, referring to the so-called Bed-Bad-Bread scheme, but that’s a beautiful lie, since the BBB’s are full, with a waiting list of 200 people!
 
We do not want anymore pseudo-solutions, we want accomodation! Therefore, when they will come to evict us, we will not leave voluntarily! We stay! We have no other place to go. After 27 evictions we now want to confront the citizens of Diemen and Amsterdam and surroundings with our hopeless situation, we have no other choice!
We therefore call upon all sympathizers of our movement to support us.

The Diemen Group of We Are Here
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WijZijnHier




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One Response to #Refugees #Netherlands: Support Resistance Against Eviction – We Are here

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