Price: 12.50 euro
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Poster made in the Netherlands. The text on the top of the poster reads:”Caution, Danger!”. Aimed against government regulation for the squat house Vrankrijk.
In November 1982 the building was squatted to prevent demolition for the construction of apartments. Illegal evictions by thugs failed and in 1992 the squatters prevented an eviction ordered by the court by purchasing the property and taking it under self-management.
The building was renovated with the proceeds of the rent and with the help of benefit concerts and subordinated loans and bonds that were sold to the supporters. The cafe was not operated commercially but in fact remained squatted. In 2002 it received an operating and liquor license. The concert hall was renovated again in 2005 and 2006 due to stricter noise requirements. Café Vrankrijk closed for some time in the autumn of 2008 after two visitors were seriously mistreated by a volunteer and resident of the building. One of the victims became permanently disabled due to brain injury and received financial compensation from Vrankrijk. As a result of this event and because the organization of Vrankrijk would have hindered the police investigation, mayor Job Cohen decided to close the squat cafe. In 2012, mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced that the café could reopen under certain conditions.