Back with a vengeance: farmers stage another protest at the Binnenhof

Chaos ensued around The Hague last week as farmers took to the streets to protest the fact they are being targeted as main polluters of the nitrogen crisis.  They have planned another demonstration for October 16 and intend to protest “until our demands are met”, spokesperson Sita van Keimpena from the Farmers Defense Force action group told NOS. 

Who is protesting?

The Farmers Defense Force have rallied more people to take part the protest which will cause an even greater disruption to normal traffic routes. Demonstrators will protest at the Binnenhof in The Hague and predict a mass turnout.

Fishermen will also attend the protest which will increase numbers. Van Keimpena told NOS “they don’t know what the future holds for them. The North Sea is being filled with windmills, they have less and less room for fishing”.

The protest might include camping out

The protestors will be bring tents and overnight gear with them as they are determined to see change. They are dissatisfied with the results from October 1 and want to make this one bigger and more serious. “Now we come back, but with more vehemence” Van Keimpena tells NOS.

Feature image: Elsemargriet/Pixabay 

Freya Sawbridge
Freya was born in Edinburgh but raised in New Zealand (cue every person she meets saying “oh I have always wanted to go there but it’s so far away!”). A restless and curious nature has led her to move countries 5 times in the last 3 years in attempt to find a place she can call home. She contacted DutchReview on a whim and arrived in the Netherlands in summer 2019 to start her internship.


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