Hell's Angels won't surrender ground
26 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam chapter of the Hell's Angels is refusing to surrender a plot of land on their club grounds to the municipality. A spokesperson for the club announced this on Thursday.
26 April 2007
AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam chapter of the Hell's Angels is refusing to surrender a plot of land on their club grounds to the municipality. A spokesperson for the club announced this on Thursday.
Amsterdam said at the end of last year that it wants control of the ground back before 1 May. If the club fails to give up the ground, the city will take legal action.
Some 30 years ago the city allowed the Hell's Angels to take over an area of land on the Wenckebachweg but the club allegedly expanded its area unlawfully in the years that followed.
The spokesperson for the club acknowledges that the club has expanded but insists that this took place long ago and with the permission of the city. He also said the club would like to talk to the city to find a solution. Both parties were in discussion several years ago but those talks were ended when the justice department started a criminal investigation into a number of the club's members.
The spokesperson added that the Hell's Angels are willing to move to another location if it were really necessary and they were presented with a good alternative.
A spokesperson for the city said today that legal steps would be taken if the disputed piece of property is not vacated by the Hell's Angels on 1 May.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news