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Helsinki: Squatting actions on the Night of the Homeless

On friday 17th of october two houses were squatted in Helsinki during the tenth Night of the Homeless.
A group of university students and people from the squatting- and social center scene participated in the action with their own input.
The meaning of these squattings is to directly improve lousy situation of apartments in Helsinki and protest against high rents and homelessness.
Students squatted the main campus of Helsinki university for the night, and put a banderoll stating „more apartments, rents down“ in front of the main door. The campus remained squatted for the night, people were partying, discussing the theme and watching documents inside.
House was also squatted in Ullanlinna,in the address Neitsytpolku 1, during the night. The house is working as an emergency housing for the homeless during this weekend.