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Homeless students sleep in tents in Groningen


This is what they look like. At ACLO, the sports complex of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen, you can find the tents that created some controversy in recent days. The three alu halls (as landlord Wiersma calls them) are intended for foreign students who have not found shelter in Groningen yet.

A student from Barcelona is waiting in front of the closed gate

At this moment (27 August, 13:00), according to a lady who is positioned in front of the tent, 54 guests are expected to stay here for €12,50 per night. One of the guests, a student from Barcelona, is walking around in front of the closed gate. ‘I want to sleep here tonight,’ he says, ‘I have to, but I do not know where to subscribe and how and where I have to pay.’ He does not have to worry about not having a place to sleep: there are still plenty of beds available.