Ghent. Belgium. Judges, the city and the province want the property owners to get rid of the property (‘t Pand) in order to sell it to rich investors.
Originally published by Squat Net.
This is done without any consultation from the former residents and without listening to the citizens of Ghent themselves. The right to property is again more important than the right to a decent and affordable roof over one’s head.
The judge has given us 8 days to vacate the premises. They may be able to sabotage the occupation but that does not end the fight.
More than 1800 citizens want us to intervene at the city council and here too we were silenced. The city does not hold itself responsible for the housing crisis. Therefore, we call on everyone to come out onto the streets with your pots and pans, and together we will make our point:
– tackle the housing crisis: no privatisation of the property and commons in general
– no eviction of the inhabitants
– citizens’ participation in our commons, including on the city council
We gather on Tuesday 12 October at 6 pm at Lange Steenstraat 16 !
Information on route and other practical details will follow.
Sunday 10 October 2021, the house goes nuts (‘t Pand gaat uit haar dak!) from 5 pm.
Squat de Stad, the Ghent squatting movement https://squ.at/r/8als
‘t Pand, Lange Steenstraat 16, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
pandemisten [at] riseup [dot] net