Amsterdam: In the early morning hours cops started with the eviction of the ADM squat today.
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After more than 20 years the ADM squat was evicted today. The home of dozens of people and several initiatives fought for a long time to preserve this unique free space, but the wannabee Green left party that governs Amsterdam did not want to wait for the outcome of another court case that takes place tomorrow.
At 8:50am 6 police vans arrived at the ADM complex in the harbour of Amsterdam. A helicopter was fying over the area to monitor the eviction. Shortly before 11:00 a big crane came to ADM. After the eviction of some of the smaller houses at back of the complex, the crane immediately started to demolish the houses. One of the residents of ADM was beaten by a security guard (pucture 1 below (left) is the woman that was beaten, picture 2 (right) is the security guard that was beating her).
At 12:15 cops started to evict people that were chained with lock-ons. In the video in the tweet below activists are singing “Thank you Femke” (Femke bedankt). Femke Halsema is the mayor of Amsterdam.
The cops arrested at least 11 people who refused to leave ADM today. At 03:00pm the cops evicted the last squatters from the roof of the ADM building. Tonight there will be a noise demo in front of the prison for all people who were arrested today.
With ADM, Amsterdam lost another free space where people lived and worked in a self-organized way. Many squats were evicted in the past decades and there are not many free spaces left in the capital of the Dutch territory. Its a sad day but the struggle continues. Solidarity to all people who resisted the eviction!
Here is a short AT5 (mainstream media) documentary about ADM :
And 2 independent media ADM newsflash videos:
ADM NewsFlash #1 (January 4th. 2019)
ADM NewsFlash #2 (January 6th. 2019)
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