Extreme protest against coronavirus measures in Amsterdam featured life-size gallows

Approximately 25,000 people gathered in Dam Square in Amsterdam on Sunday to protest the coronavirus measures. A life-size gallows and Jewish stars were featured in the demonstration.

The gallows, a structure used to hang were intended for the health minister of the Netherlands, Hugo de Jonge, reports NU.nl. The Jewish stars represented people who believe they are “being treated like Jewish people during the Holocaust.” ๐Ÿ™„

Signs like “Unvaccinated lives matter” and “QR goes too far” were also paraded by attendants.

Thousands in attendance

It’s the second protest of this magnitude against the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands. Protestors were mainly objecting to the Dutch corona pass, a QR code that grants entry into many restaurants and other public places and allows travel.

The organiser of the protest, Michel Reijinga, told NU.nl, “We are fighting for new, good, fair politics, although the latter seems to be the most difficult. The introduction of the medical passport and the associated QR code are the icing on the cake of the already scandalous disproportionate corona policy. This must stop.”

The police made two arrests: one for insulting a police officer and another for setting off fireworks.

What do you think about the protest in Amsterdam? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Nicole Ogden ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Hailing from the bustling city of Bangkok, Nicole is a Thai/American international student who came to the Netherlands to study linguistics. When she's not reading books or listening to true crime podcasts, she's practising her singing and guitar skills! She is also attempting to pick up the Dutch language (moeilijk).


  1. I am an expat. I chose this wonderful country largely because of it’s level-headed fairness!! They always seemed to do the ‘right’ thing. They lived by ‘the greater good!’
    This demonstration just breaks my heart. I am personally so delighted about the new safety measures … allowing me to feel safer in more places … and to be able to enjoy my beloved city’s treasures. I just don’t understand, and it breaks my heart.

    • Well let me disagree…having a QR code will not guarantee you to be safe. It is only violating the privacy of people, as any kind of medical or other sensitive data is no ones business…what will be next? what other data will be needed to go to other places?

  2. I believe the government mandating vaccination is ONLY to enforce control over the people. Clearly there is no scientific proof that a Covid-19 vaccination grants immunity. Not getting a vaccination should be a choice, just like any and every other medical procedure, left up to the individual (or parent if under age 18).

    BUT to compare showing a QR with the wearing of a Gold Star is sick, perverted, and disgusting! Michel Reijinga is nothing but a Fascist Racist if he believes the Jews forced to wear a star had a choice in the matter. And anyone sharing his belief is an equally abhorrent human being.

    What the government is doing is bad; what Michel Reijinga suggests by his comparison is pure EVIL.

  3. People really are whiners. There are basically no measures in place and the NL always had the lowest level of measures in Europe. The incinsistency of the government broke trust with the people and I agree on that. But these demonstrations are just dumb.
    Disproportionate? Yeah, too little measures.
    So many lives were lost for nothing.
    These peollebthink theybare fighting for freedom, but they just want to do whatever they want without caring for others. That’s what dictators do.

  4. Comparing themselves to how Jewish were treated during the Holocaust? Or, talk about medical segregation or medical apartheid as I have heard some people say in these recent past weeks? It is simply too ridiculous and too disrespectful!
    Iโ€™m an European, expat in The Netherlands. Shame on these people who donโ€™t realise they live in a free country where they can make whatever choice they want. And, as in any free society with whatever choice you make there are good or bad consequences.
    Holocaust, segregation, apartheid were rules imposed to a group of people for who they are, and not for a choice they made!!
    Shame on these spoiled, entitled, brats who think they only have rights but no obligations towards society!
    These 25.000 idiots would be the exact same idiots who would be protesting if the government wouldnโ€™t have done anything!
    People with nothing better to do, and no real problems to solve, I sayโ€ฆ

  5. WOW….It’s a hard life in the 1st world isn’t it? Get over it and enjoy the privileges you have.
    Disgusted by this.


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