Mayor Eberhard van der Laan visited Occupy Amsterdam to speak about development of the movement

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is visiting Occupy Amsterdam to speak about development and future of the movement on the Beursplein (stock exchange square).

The discussion is about leaving a ‘point of presence’ on the square, with 1 or 2 big tents for actions, meetings, media etc and making a bigger camp to sleep on another location on the edge of the city.

The movement has a lot of problems with alcoholists and drug-addicts and violence from ‘visitors’ who have nothing to do with the movement.
Because of that both the movement, the surrounding residents and entrepreneurs have a lot of nuisance.

It is unique that a mayor of a city is joining a GA and is seriously speaking with the movement!

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