Hell's Angels fail to vacate terrain

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1 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam chapter of the Hell's Angels have failed to vacate a disputed part of the terrain they occupy. The city of Amsterdam had given the club until 1 May to surrender a part of the land where their clubhouse is located. A spokesperson for the Hell's Angels said on Tuesday that the club is sticking to its position that it has a right to the land.

1 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam chapter of the Hell's Angels have failed to vacate a disputed part of the terrain they occupy. The city of Amsterdam had given the club until 1 May to surrender a part of the land where their clubhouse is located. A spokesperson for the Hell's Angels said on Tuesday that the club is sticking to its position that it has a right to the land.

The municipality gave the motorcycle club permission to build its clubhouse on a piece of land on the Wenckebachweg in the southern part of the city 30 years ago. A survey last year indicated that the Hell's Angels now occupy more land than they were originally entitled to, the city says.

The Hell's Angels admit they have expanded their territory, but claim that they did so a long time ago and with the permission of the city.

A spokesperson from the municipality could not confirm the state of affairs at the moment. If the club has indeed not vacated the disputed area, then the city will take legal action, it had announced earlier.

The spokesperson for the motorcycle club said that he was not worried about going to court over the matter. "We are ready for it. We'll win."

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Subject: Dutch news

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