Despite the ban, climate activists blocked the highway in The Hague


In The Hague, climate activists blocked a highway on Saturday not far from parliament and the government district. The Dutch police used water cannons to drive the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group off the streets.

She posted a video of this on platform X (formerly Twitter). Numerous spectators gathered when police asked climate activists to leave the A12 highway in The Hague. The majority did not respond and that is why some arrests were made, X continues.

Here you can see the video of the police in The Hague.

According to a spokesperson for the authority, the group had previously been called to hold their demonstration near The Hague’s central station, where this was legal. Traffic delays were reported and road users were asked to follow the instructions on the signs. A traffic controller was also present.

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At the same time, there was a second climate demonstration on Saturday. The city said citizens should join the approved event instead of coming to the A12. According to its own information, the Extinction Rebellion group wants to block the highway every day in the future – until all government subsidies for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas are abolished in the Netherlands.

According to the activists, the government promised, among other things, to reduce tax breaks for aviation and shipping and electricity generation from fossil fuels and oil production, but did not deliver. During a similar protest by the group at the end of May on the A12, approximately 1,600 demonstrators were temporarily arrested.

Source: Krone


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