Written Question to the European Council
On January 17, 2002 at around 3:30 a.m. approximately 200 members of the Amsterdam police raided the internationally known building "Vrankrijk", Spuistraat 216, in the center of town. They allegedly seriously hurt a neighbor with a police baton who later had to be treated in hospital, and searched all 14 apartments (http://www.statewatch.org). During the raid, several books, mobile phones and a collection of water pistols were confiscated by the police. According to a statement of inhabitants, the police also searched apartments for which she did not have search warrants (http://www.indymedia.de/2002/02/13697.html).