For all the doubt cast on non-violent mass mobilization movements like Extinction Rebellion over the past years, nobody can deny the results. After 9000 arrests on the A12, XR Netherlands is on the cusp of achieving what many people still believe to be impossible.
Civil Resistance Works - Protests Suspended XR Netherlands calls off daily protest after 27 days as House moves to vote on their demands
XR Netherlands has succeeded: a motion to end fossil fuel subsidies in the Netherlands has entered their House of Representatives. This is following a massively popular demand, with 70% approval in the Netherlands, that has not been addressed by politicians until now.
xr Rotterdam Throw fake blood on Port Authority A12 Blockade continues with glue on added to the rotation
On Tuesday, October 2nd, Extinction Rebellion members in Netherlands moved to accent their movement with yet more radical tactics - throwing fake blood on the Port Authority.
On day 17 of the protests to end fossil fuel subsidies in the Netherlands, Extinction Rebellion is now fighting for climate justice on two fronts. Besides the continuing mass arrest on the A12, amounting to over 6800 arrests for the past 17 days, Extinction Rebellion has filed a letter of complaint with the court over the excessive violence being perpetrated by police over the past two weeks.
It is day 15 of the Netherlands Extinction Rebellion protest to End Fossil Fuel subsidies. Friday saw 213 arrests, and today, 500 more, putting the total past 6000 for this 15 day stretch.
4th Day in a row of #A12 Blockades draws hundreds Several XR rebels arrested along with one angry motorist
Day 4 of the #A12 Blockades in the Netherlands draws hundreds of more rebels to commit to jail sacrifice. An outcrying of support has come from neighboring Extinction Rebellion chapters, along with a lot of support from Just Stop Oil.
200+ more rebels arrested in the Netherlands A12 blockade protesters are hosed, and taken to a stadium
Day 3 of the #A12 Blockades in the Hague for Extinction Rebellion, Netherlands. Day 1 & 2 saw 2900+ arrests, with a handful of protesters being detained into the evening. Day 3 has continued this strategy - closing down the same highway.
Day 1 (September 9th) saw over 2400 arrested. Carice Van Houten was in attendance, along with a full orchestra, playing “Dies Irae - Day of Judgement.” 25,000 attended the festivities altogether, with 10,000 participating in the blockade itself. Very few of those arrested were kept long, and eventually everyone was released. However, many were surprised that the scientists were not immune to police repression. Although no injuries have been reported, there was definitely a display of state aggression.