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Amsterdam Occupy camp to be cleared on Thursday

Monday 19 March 2012

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Monday ordered organisers of the Occupy Amsterdam movement to clear their camp in the city centre outside the former stock exchange by Thursday morning.

The mayor says the demonstrators have not kept to agreements made earlier this year when the size of the camp was reduced following protests from local businesses.

In addition, far more than the agreed maximum of four people are sleeping at the camp overnight and it has also become a magnet for tramps and alcoholics.

If the protestors do not move voluntarily, they will be forcibly removed, Novum said.

The Occupy Rotterdam camp has also been ordered to move by the end of March.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Lets keep shouting for democracy in the middle east but surpress it at home.

By jason buttle | 19 March 2012 2:49 PM

Why has it taken so long to decide to clear this bunch of losers squatting on public land?

By SlightlyBlue | 19 March 2012 5:04 PM

@jason: this has nothing to do with democracy. Democracy is not anarchy. Democracy is not a free-for-all in getting a public space to use as your own. Democracy is not trashing your city.

By Andre L. | 20 March 2012 12:18 PM

I agree, its about time these people are removed.

While the rest of us are out working, paying our taxes and doing what we are supposed to be doing they just sit there.

I really do wonder if they even understand what they are "protesting about"

By B | 20 March 2012 12:32 PM

The right to protest is democracy and theses protester have not trashed any thing.I noticed you totally missed the point of my comment.Not surprising really is it.It dont look good on your country dose it?Sweep it under the carpet.Thats the Dutch way.

By jason buttle | 21 March 2012 9:47 AM

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