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!