Friday, June 12, 2009

Luxembourg squatters ... you heard right

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the nation with the highest per-capita GDP in the world--$113,000--also has squatters. The Station Network, ARA Radio (see Thursday 4th June 2009 entry), and Tageblatt (in French) report on a dispute between squatters in the Clausen neighborhood and officials of the city of Luxembourg. A dozen squatters moved into the long-vacant building on Rue Mansfield two weeks ago or so. The squatters complain that the police raided the building, supposedly searching for drugs, and destroyed their electrical service. The government has agreed to talk with the squatters, but it's unclear if they will be able to stay in the building.

1 comment:

Joe Snyder said...

This situation is reflective of the underlying reason for being "homeless" - it is not simply the lack of money but the fierce competition!