The Occupy Amsterdam movement has been ordered by a court to leave Beursplein, the square outside the city’s stock exchange, by 10 o’clock on Saturday morning.
The protesters had initiated a preliminary injunction against Amsterdam’s Mayor Eberhard van der Laan who had requested the movement to pack up and leave Beursplein. The Amsterdam court said the demonstrators could set up an information stand at the square, if they so wished.
Occupy Amsterdam was set up last October, when protesters in several European cities - inspired by the
Occupy Wall Street movement - camped out in a campaign that got the EU and Russia both on the same page. From London and Frankfurt to Madrid and Amsterdam, hundreds of demonstrators pitched tents and vowed to maintain their drive against corporate greed and state cutbacks.
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