International Squatters’ Symbol & Anarchy

In many countries, squatting in private or commercial properties is a grey legal area, with no laws directly prohibiting it – although in 2012, the Tory-LibDem Coalition of the UK ‘criminalised’ squatting in private residences. If entrance can be gained without ‘breaking and entering’, the act of squatting cannot usually be treated as ‘burglary’, particularly as ‘shelter’ and not ‘theft’ is the motivation of the occupiers (that often include family groups with children).

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