Rotterdam – Last Sunday a group of Rotterdammers squatted a former community center in Delfshaven to make a statement against the rising inequality and poverty in the city. The action group states that Rotterdam residents with a low income are being chased out of the city.
Rents are rising, social housing is poorly maintained or demolished and there will soon be no more room for creativity and social initiatives in the city. At the same time, the income of workers with a minimum wage or people on benefits remains stagnant. The activists draw the line here. By claiming a piece of Rotterdam, they draw attention to a higher minimum wage, #for14, and good social housing for all. The Bond Precaire Woonvorm supports this action and is in solidarity with the action group and their message to the Rotterdam city council. Read the action group's original manifesto below: