Violent protests after Dutch outlaw squatting

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 2, 2010 07:50

AMSTERDAM — More than 100 people protesting the outlawing of squatting at unused buildings in the Netherlands clashed with police in Amsterdam's historic center late Friday, throwing stones, setting fires and erecting barricades.

Police said early Saturday that 11 protesters were arrested, and two police, three police horses and an unknown number of demonstrators suffered minor injuries. Local television station AT5 broadcast footage of police with betons battling squatters in narrow streets and allies, with the protesters throwing rocks and setting off fireworks.


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