Mandril cultural hub cleared out

For five years it was a place for the development cultural and political activities: Mandril. Now that is coming to an end.

Housed in the old rubber factory Radium on Cabergerweg in the north of Maastricht – where another cultural organisation, Cultuurfront Europa was located – like-minded spirits could party, debate and develop creatively. However, despite protests including there was a modest farewell demonstration last week, residents and squatters had to evacuate the building on Monday. The building will be refurbished and prepared for a new future and function in the coming year and a half.