Evicted asylum seekers move into Amsterdam Vondelpark
As many as seventy failed asylum seekers, evicted from their long-time squat in Amsterdam, entered the city's Vondelpark late Wednesday afternoon. It is not known if they plan to pitch tents or spend the night in the park, a spokesman said. After they were evicted, some of the undocumented aliens tried to set up a tent camp on a construction site in Amsterdam Zuid, which the city opposed.
"Walked to the Vondelpark where we are now chilling a bit after another day of action, interviews and demonstrating," a representative wrote on the Facebook page for the group. "If people want to join after their work - very welcome!" The group is sitting in the sun in front of the VondelCS, formerly the city's film museum. Earlier in the day, they staged protests in front of the immigration and naturalization office IND, at the former squat Vluchtkantoor, and also in Leidseplein. A European committee released a report critical of the Netherlands and its handling of failed asylum seekers. The report was submitted to a Council of Europe committee on human rights for further consideration.