Monday, June 25, 2012

Squatting action in Utrecht

Yesterday, 25-06-2012, an apartment has been squatted by a group of 20 people. According to own research, the place was empty for quite a while. there were no clear signs that it would have been rented any time soon. Mould was to be found till one meter up high on the walls. All water and heating possibilities have been removed, and also electricity was shut down.
In 2009, the original renters in the quarter were asked to leave because the buildings would be demolished. Now, 3 years later, students live there with temporary contracts ("plankwoningen"), and demolition has been delayed for an uncertain time.
A group op inhabitants of the area reacted positively, also because they didnt want empty & abandoned apartments in their neighbourhood.

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