Violent protests after Dutch outlaw squatting

In this photo taken Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010, a squatter paints a mural in a former fire department building in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The once-respected Dutch tradition of squatting becomes illegal on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. In Amsterdam, the epicenter of the movement known in Dutch as "kraken," or "breaking," squatters plan a demonstration Friday against the new law that makes their way of life punishable by up to one year in prison. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (AP)

October 2, 2010 7:50:26 AM PDT
More than 100 people protesting a new law outlawing squatting at unused buildings in the Netherlands are clashing with police, throwing stones, setting fires and erecting barricades on several of Amsterdam's stone bridges.

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