Squatters return to fort

Some 80 squatters have moved back in to Fort Pannderden in the eastern province of Gelderland, almost three weeks after tanks and army veterans were used to remove them from the building.

The fort, built in 1869 as part of the Dutch water defences, was squatted in 2000 after being empty for several decades.
Squatters, police and local authority officials were due to meet this afternoon to discuss the stalemate. The squatters have refused to leave, but locals are opposed to another military style eviction.
Older residents said the use of tanks awoke too many memories of the Second World War.

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