Dutch farmers block highways by setting fire to manure and hay bales

In today’s episode of the Dutch farmers’ protest, highways have been blocked across the Netherlands due to the stacks of hay and animal faeces that were dumped and set on fire on the roads. 

Farmers have taken to the streets once again with their tractors as they partially or completely block various highway entrances and exits. 😬

Rijkswaterstaat reported dozens of blockades across the country. This is going to be a massive pain for them to clean up.

Which highways are blocked?

Farmers have placed stacks of burned hay bales, car tires, and other waste along these highway roads:

  • A1 at Bathmen,
  • A12 at Bunnik,
  • A28 near Harderwijk,
  • A30 at Ede,
  • A35 at Hengelo,
  • and A50 at Apeldoorn.

In particular, the A28 highway is closed at a number of points: Lankhorst, Staphorst, and ‘t Harde. The A1 and A50 at Apeldoorn are also closed at the Beekbergen junction.

There are also demonstrations taking place on various N-roads between Hoogeveen and Ommen, as well as between Harderwijk and Barneveld. So, it’s safe to say you can probably expect traffic in these regions. 😒

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience”

The Dutch police shared that they will not be taking charge of this situation. Instead, it’s up to Rijkswaterstaat to clear the highways.

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“This can lead to very dangerous situations. Not just burning hay bales, but everything on the road that drivers have to swerve for”, a spokesperson for Rijkswaterstaat told the NOS.

In addition, a reporter from RTV Utrecht shared that you can’t find any more farmers standing idly by their beautiful burnt creations on highway roads.

However, this rubble can still be seen across the country’s roads with signs that say, “sorry for the inconvenience, Rutte IV is driving us to despair.”

What do you think about the farmers’ actions this time? Tell us in the comments below!👇

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Gaelle Salem
Gaelle Salem
Born and raised on the island of Sint Maarten, Gaelle moved to the Netherlands in 2018 to attend university. Still trying to survive the erratic Dutch wind and rain, she has taken up the hobby of buying a new umbrella every month. You can probably find her in the centre of The Hague appreciating the Dutch architecture with a coffee in one hand and a slice of appeltaart in the other.

4 COMMENTS

  1. When faced with a government that worships “Climate” over its citizens and is willing to see people starve because they want to ban the production of FOOD, yes, the farmer’s action are morally just and right.

    The Left refused to condemn Stalin for starving Millions of Ukrainians to Death, and now they and their Climate Fascist friends refuse to condemn the Draconian Dutch laws. “Climate Change” is nothing more than a communist rallying cry!

  2. Glenn Christmas – I’m pleased your name sounds as if you are not Dutch. It will save Dutch people from some embarrassment. Extreme political views, whether left or right wing, will not solve the climate emergency. The Dutch government may be acting rather clumsily, but their, your and the farmers’ children and grandchildren’s future depend on action being taken now minimise disruption to our climate.

  3. So true Bill, extreme political views on either side will not solve climate change/weirding that Glenn seems to be denying.
    We need to be good stewards of the land we have or even create in the Netherlands case, haha.
    I loved my trip to the Netherlands in June. Here in Canada (especially the USA), we have a lot of work that needs to be done to as good stewards of the land as the Netherlands. Of course, the Netherlands isn’t perfect but there are things to learn. 🙂

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