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Police Tangle With Squatters in Capital

November 01, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing squatters and broke through blazing barricades to close down six squatter compounds around the capital, Amsterdam. Thirteen officers were injured in one confrontation, and more than 15 squatters were arrested through the day. Police were enforcing a court eviction order for three 17th century warehouses.

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