A barricaded protester leans out of the Bungehuis window covered by a scarf (photo: Hanna Daych / NL Times) - Credit: A barricaded protester leans out of the Bungehuis window covered by a scarf (photo: Hanna Daych / NL Times)
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 08:09
Last-ditch Univ. Amsterdam talks fail; Bungehuis likely cleared Tues.
The last talks between The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the occupiers of the Bungehuis and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has once again produced no results. De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University), the occupiers of the university's Humanities building, rejected the University's proposal of a week long conference in which the occupiers demands and concerns could be discussed in an open forum. According to a statement released by the occupiers, nothing binding would come from this conference and it is clear that the Executive Board would not meet any of the occupiers demand. "Therefore the occupiers face the need to continue the fight until there is an actual democratic university." more than a week. The protesters are demanding more participation from students and teachers. Last week the UvA filed a lawsuit to get the occupiers out of the building. On Thursday the judge ruled that the students have to leave the building and pay a fine of 1000 euro per day for each day they remain inside.