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.
It is now the 13th day of the A12 blockades in the Netherlands to end the 40-46 billion euros a year in fossil fuel subsides. Water cannons have been deployed nearly every day - and every day they’ve been there, arrests seem to pile up.
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.
After 6 hours, Police were able to disperse 10 Extinction Rebellion members in Stad, the Netherlands. The group had locked down at the ING bank, with demands to cut ties with fossil fuels. Six had made a ring using concrete tubing and lockdown devices that could not be removed easily. Finally, the police began to use tools to break down their devices. The police chose not to arrest them, as the threat was reduced once the devices were removed.
More than 1,500 people were arrested during a protest by the Extinction Rebellion climategroup in The Hague. Some 7,000 people gathered to join the demonstration. The protest marks the seventh organized by Extinction Rebellion in the same section of roadway at The Hague. Several Dutch celebrities were among the protesters, including actor Carice van Houten(who plays Melisandre on Game of Thrones)