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Minister ‚totally‘ disagrees with court squatter ruling, awaits details

Justice minister Fred Teeven is considering what action to take after the appeal court in The Hague said the new anti-squatting law breaks European human rights agreements.

The court ruled that squatters who are faced with eviction must be allowed to take the matter to court, but Dutch law does not include this right.

Teeven is quoted by Nos tv as saying he ‚totally‘ disagrees with the court but is first waiting to read its written findings.

A number of evictions have been cancelled following the ruling. The anti-squatting law came into effect on October 1.

St. Petersburg (Russia): Black Hole squat evicted

“Black hole” was a living squat, five rooms in a big 4 store building. It was squatted in April and evicted in end of November. 6-7 anarchists were living in the squat together with Kostya, a migrant worker from Belarus who originally lived there on his own but then together with anarchists.
There were constant problems with electricity, which was taken from neighbours but constantly cut off. Eventually most of the people had to leave squat in November because of this. Eventually police came with city workers in end of November, they broked door to the street and blocked it with bricks. There was only one person in the squat, who had to escape in order not to get arrested. Cops and workers stole some of the property.