Protesters who have occupied the University of Amsterdam’s Bungehuis building in the city center will have to leave the building or pay a penalty of 1,000 euros per person per day, a court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday. The hearing took place after the university sued the protesters, hoping to fine the occupants 100,000 each, every day they remained in the building
A district court in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon will hear the case the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has launched against students occupying the Bungehuis building. A group of students and at least one lecturer first barricaded themselves in the university’s Faculty of Humanities headquarters on February 13 and have not left since.
The fifth day of the Bungehuis occupation has left the protesting students without heating but De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) do not seem to be closer to reaching an agreement. The protesters in the Bungehuis took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, informing followers that their heating was cut off, but they are unperturbed by the cold treatment.
The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.
Protesting students and at least one lecturer are still barricaded inside the University of Amsterdam's humanities building, the Bungehuis.
Humanities staff at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) may be unable to return to their offices on Monday after students and at least one university lecturer began an occupation of the Bungehuis building in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday.
A group of students and at least one lecturer barricaded themselves inside the University of Amsterdam humanities building, the Bungehuis, while others marched in demonstration through the city center in protest against anticipated funding and resource cuts to the university's humanities department on Friday.