Protests at Maastricht University - Update 12

In the morning of Wednesday, 22 May, a group of student protestors occupied a Maastricht University (UM) building at Grote Gracht. This prompted the university to engage in discussions with the protesters, some of whom had also set up a tent camp behind the building the previous week. 

These talks were initiated due to serious concerns among the municipal authorities, the police and the university about public order and the safety of individuals on and around the site. When the protests began to spill over into public spaces, UM could no longer ensure safety, even for the protesters. 

Today, too, they demonstrated in a controlled and non-violent manner. As a result of the discussions, the occupation of the building ended without incident on Wednesday evening, and the protesters voluntarily left their tent camp. 

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  • In the morning of Wednesday, 22 May, a group of student protestors occupied a Maastricht University (UM) building at Grote Gracht. This prompted the university to engage in discussions with the protesters, some of whom had also set up a tent camp behind the building the previous week. 

  • Due to the occupation of some of the FASoS buildings, FASoS will be closed until further notice. There will be no teaching on-campus today and we are looking into whether classes can move online. Our students will be informed about the closure of our buildings and the consequences this has on...

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  • UM is still in dialogue with the protesting students that are involved in today's occupation of the FASoS building. The aim is and remains 'de-escalation', and the safety of everyone involved comes first. At the same time, we want to ensure that we can fulfil our primary task, education and research...

  • For safety reasons and to ensure the continuity of teaching and research, Maastricht University has taken a number of measures.

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