150 caravans owned by a religious community were pitched on communal land in Saint-Georges (Liège province) on Sunday. They had no authorisation. The group will slowly leave the commune from the 29th of June, the Communal Council said on Monday evening. 150 caravans were pitched on communal land in the rue de la Vallée in Saint-Georges-sur Meuse. They didn’t have permission. An emergency meeting was organised on Monday evening. “Items in our possession show that these people are part of the “Life and Light” religious community”, says the Communal Council. “According to their tradition, they stay in the same place for a month”.
During these negotiations, it was agreed that members of this community would slowly leave the area from the 29th of June, so that the land would be back as it was on the 5th of July. All costs due to their presence on the land, such as water, electricity, and waste disposal, will be covered by the community itself.
Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)