he squatted buildings on Ten Katestraat 61 and 63, owned by Rochdale, are under threat . The officer of justice Otto van der Bijl has sent the 8 week notice, which means that the state itself is taking initiative against the refugees. It is the first time that a ‘We Are Here’ squat is treated criminal law.
According to local politicians, Rochdale still seems to have no plans and no permits to renovate the properties, while the people occupying them have spenmany weeks re-building the spaces (including toilets, showers, electricity, floors and ceilings) and made them safe and liveable. The group has 1 week to start proceeding o defen the squats in court.
Come to the Voku next Wednsday, 7pm on Ten Katestraat 49, to support the cause.
Updates will follow.