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Sint-Jozefkerk

Houses of God | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Issue: "No pray zone?," July 13, 2013

An empty Sint-Jozefkerk (St. Jozef church) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on May 31 after more than 100 rejected asylum seekers left the building. After demonstrating against the Dutch asylum policy by staying in tents in another part of Amsterdam, the group found shelter in the church for six months. All the refugees have had their requests for asylum rejected, and they are due to be deported.

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