Students expelled from student association Vindicat for illegal party

Vindicat, a Dutch student association in Groningen, recently expelled 15 members for throwing a party yesterday night at the Grote Markt.

Clearly, the members were not complying with the coronavirus social distancing measures in place. Consequently, the police received a report of a possible party being held on association grounds, according to RTL Nieuws. 

When the police reached the site, they found 15 members of Vindicat and fined them for not adhering to the corona crisis rules.

In a press release, Vindicat stipulated, “we do not accept the failure of our members to adhere to the guidelines, thereby endangering others.” Furthermore, it noted that “we do not want anything to do with this behaviour.”


Vindicat has therefore removed these students from its association, lauding the police for its actions in response.

Ironically, Vindicat students offered free babysitting for people working in necessary professions:

It should, however, be noted that group of 15 doesn’t necessarily represent the entire association and doesn’t mean that all members are responsible for their actions.

Nonetheless, in times like these, large groups of students should be aware that their actions can have wide-ranging implications.

Do you think the Netherlands needs a complete lockdown in order for people to start taking measures seriously? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Vedika Luthra
Vedika was born in India, raised in Poland and moved to the Netherlands to study. Like her nationality, she’s confused about what she likes most, which is why her bachelor’s degree was in liberal arts and sciences. She enjoys writing about all things food-related but likes to mix it up every now and then.


  1. Thanks for the invite. But I don’t care to share my opinion as it’s not informed. I wait for the decisions of the (democratically elected by proportional representation) government who are advised by the best scientists and virologists in the land. Meanwhile I follow the social distancing and other reccomendations (whatever my personal misgivings may or may not be). Still waiting for less clickbait headlines (that mainly bring anxiety) and more information and real journalism from . You can do better than this


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