Utrecht. Netherlands. On Friday 19 November, an empty house on the Croeselaan was squatted. The squatters announced this during the Utrecht Housing Protest on Sunday 21 November. The squatting of the house is part of the national housing protest that speaks out against the current housing crisis. The squatters demand immediate action and do not want to wait for the empty promises of political parties and housing corporations.Continue reading Utrecht: Squat on Croeselaan revealed during demo against housing shortages [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.Continue reading Building on the Archimedeslaan resquatted [Utrecht, Netherlands]
Utrecht. Netherlands. A squat in the city of Utrecht at Reactorweg in the district of Lage Weide is being threatened with eviction.Continue reading Utrecht, Netherlands: Reactorweg squat under eviction threat
In the past days various videos of police violence in Düsseldorf, Ingelheim, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hannover and Hamburg went viral on social media. Many people were appalled or even surprised by the violent actions of German cops…Continue reading Can we please stop being surprised about police violence?!
The Hague. Netherlands. For three nights now, young people in the Schilderswijk district in The Hague have been seeking confrontation with the police. Wednesday evening the escalation started on the parallel road when a fire hydrant was opened and the water company Dunea came together with riot cops to shut it down. About 150 people started throwing stones and fireworks against the cops.Continue reading The Hague: Rebellion in #Schilderswijk continues
Utrecht. Netherlands. Update May 26. In these times when most of our communal spaces are closed, the streets are overflowed with positive messages recommending us of “Taking good care of each other”, of “sending a lot of hearts to the hospitals”, of “getting out of this together”. All these messages you see around the streets, while the shadow of the consequences of the crisis loom over our heads, while the capitalist system uses yet another crisis to reshape the market relationships.Continue reading #Utrecht, #Netherlands: Take good care of each other?
Today (August 18), there was an attempt to resquat the Watertoren on the Amsterdamsestraatweg in Utrecht (Netherlands). This water tower has been squatted many times already. Today, squatters unfortunately failed. The water tower, a designated national monument, has not been in use since 1986. The real estate developer who bought it in 2014, has not succeeded yet in developing anything. At the same time, alternative uses are not tolerated and eviction for emptiness has been the systematic answer. This while the monumental building is falling into disrepair.Continue reading #Utrecht: Protest action against new anti #squat law
Utrecht, Dutch territory: In the past few days we, the R 7 squat, received threats from local right wing groups.
2 November 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands: As we speak, police is evicting five years of community organising and alternative living at ‘the Swamp’, a squatted field in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht. The squatters are resisting by locking themselves to their houses in order to protect the young forest. They say they fear illegal cutting of trees since necessary permits have not been applied for by owner Borghese Real Estate B.V.
The water tower in Utrecht (Territory of the Netherlands) has again been squatted! Just like last year it was squatted on October 1 to remember the date that squatting was criminalised in the Netherlands back in 2010.