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Housing protests in the Netherlands continue: Call for anarcho-block in Arnhem

Arnhem. Netherlands. After the police violence in Rotterdam, the housing protests will continue. Another one will happen in Arnhem, Sunday 24 October.

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Police blockade in Rotterdam Housing Protest [Netherlands] – A Report

Rotterdam. Netherlands. One day after the housing protest in Amsterdam., where Hotel Marnix was squatted, people took the streets in Rotterdam. A report.

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Former Hotel Marnix squatted during Adev demo – Take back Mokum! [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. On October 16, 2021, several thousand people took the streets under the slogan “Amsterdam Dances For A Cause” (Amsterdam Danst Ergens Voor). During the protest against housing shortages and for free spaces, activists announced that the former Hotel Marnix on Marnixstraat 382was squatted a few days earlier.

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Nightly rider actions for German Gorillas workers [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. We, Amsterdam riders, support our German fellow riders in their struggle. Yesterday we heard thousands got fired for striking at Gorillas. So immediately we went out to paint our support all over the Amsterdam Gorillas warehouses. It is the second nightly solidarity action.

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Building on the Archimedeslaan resquatted [Utrecht, Netherlands]

Utrecht. Netherlands. On October 1, 2021, exactly 11 years after the Kraken en Leegstand (squatting and vacancy) law came into force, the buildings on the Archimedeslaan 16 were resquatted. The squatters protested against the continuing vacancy of the former student housing. Although the law should prevent vacancy, the vacancy rate has only increased since then. This while squatting and the squatting movement have been criminalized and prosecuted.

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Statement by Woonprotest coalition on squatting and police violence [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Statement by Woonprotest coalition on squatting and police violence.

Image above: Demonstration against housing crisis in Amsterdam on September 12, 2021. Image by Indymedia NL.

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Attempted squatting action on Graven Street and police brutality [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. September 12. 2021. Today there was an attempt to squat the premises at Gravenstraat 26-28 on the day of the housing protests. Thousands of people took the streets to demonstrate against the so-called housing crisis – the scarcity and exploitation on the housing market, the shortage of affordable housing and the disproportionate increase in rents.

Image above: Demonstration against housing crisis in Amsterdam on September 12, 2021.

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Joe’s Garage: Sweet sixteen and still angry! Demonstration on September 11 [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Joe’s Garage was squatted 16 years ago. The squatting group East has been active in the Transvaal neighborhood for about 20 years, starting with the squatting of Pretoriussstraat 28 in 2001. We are open to the neighborhood on a weekly basis, with the give away shop, the squatting assistance, movie nights and the people’s kitchen.

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Amsterdam: Statement about the ‘Justice for Sammy’ demonstration by the organising group

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Report back from the demonstration Justice for Sammy.

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Demo: Justice for Sammy! – Murdered by the Amsterdam Police! [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Call for a demo to commemorate Sammy Baker. On Aug. 13, 2020, after Sammy was being chased, he was surrounded by several police officers in a courtyard. Sammy is overpowered and killed while lying on the ground with 3 shots from one cop.

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