Squatted building Ixelles: police must pay 5,000 euros per day if they do not evict residents

Squatted building Ixelles: police must pay 5,000 euros per day if they do not evict residents
Squatted building Ixelles: police must pay 5,000 euros per day if they do not evict residents
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Sympathizers

“The police are in principle obliged to provide assistance to a bailiff,” Brussels Justice of the Peace Géry de Walque explains the ruling. “Unless the police estimate that safety will be compromised in that case. That probably happened when the first deportation was planned, although that deal also played a role. Don’t forget that Mayor Doulkeridis also directs his local police officers.”

“But the judge emphasizes in his judgment that the police refused to implement a court decision,” de Walque continues. “That is a striking statement, but certainly not unique in these types of cases.”

Mayor Doulkeridis has already announced that he is doing everything he can to stop the planned eviction, Wednesday at 8 a.m. The office of Brussels Minister Alain Maron (Ecolo), responsible for Homeless Shelter, does not want to get ahead of things.

Rockin Squat, the collective that oversees the squatting action, has announced that “hundreds of people” will be present at the building on Wednesday to put pressure on the police services. “We hope that an eviction will be avoided by being present in large numbers with sympathizers.”

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

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