Saturday, October 22, 2005

Squatter Activism in Switzerland

Squatters in Rhino, a squatter-led building in Geneva, are vowing to defy a judge's eviction order, the swissinfo news service reports. The squatters argue that eviction would be inhumane because it would put 60 adults and ten kids into the street during the winter.

I visited Rhino when I was in Switzerland back in April and it was an incredibly organized and communal and exciting building. the squatters have occupied it for almost two decades, and if they are pushed out, it would surely be transformed into luxury housing.

Seems like a no-brainer: there's no good reason to evict the squatttes.

1 comment:

Michael said...

What's wrong with living luxuriously?