If a Groningen student association violates the rules, it must be clear what action will follow. That is what the Groningen city council wants, which voted in favor of an ‘escalation ladder’ at the beginning of this month in response to new disturbances at the Vindicat association. Each step on that ladder would then be accompanied by a fixed measure that should apply to all Groningen student associations.
Mayor Koen Schuiling was not in favor of the motion. He first wants to talk to student associations to find out why the disturbances are taking place. Ultimately, according to Schuiling, this could lead to something like an escalation ladder. The mayor also said he wanted to look at what the municipality can do to prevent disturbances. He mentioned, for example, imposing additional requirements on permits for parties.
At the beginning of this month, Vindicat was discredited after a student association party degenerated into a threatening situation for bus drivers. Students took bottles of beer and cigarettes on the bus, did not wear face masks, did not check in and safety hammers were removed from the holders. Ultimately, according to the mayor, the police had to intervene to calm the situation again. Earlier there was a fuss about the association because of a so-called banga list, which contained the names of female members with a photo, contact details and their bed performance.
‘Escalation ladder’ for Groningen student associations after chaos Vindicat
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