>Steenokkerzeel – Construction yard of new detention centre occupied

Posted on July 1, 2010



STEENOKKERZEEL – Tens of persons occupied the construction site, run majorly by the companies BESIX and EIFFAGE, of the new detention centre for immigrants in Steenokkerzeel, at 15km for Brussels. They blocked the entrances to the site with lock-ons and went on the roofs of the construction site. Police and mayor conceeded they would tolerate the occupation till the end of the day. All works at the site stopped. The activists hung banners saying “No border, no nation, stop deportation” and “Never a 127 tris” (127bis is the name of the already existing detention centre just next to the construction site). All occupants were able to leave the site without any identity check.

Photographs on http://www.cemab.be & http://ovl.indymedia.org

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