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07 Dec 2018 | 10:35 PM UTC

Netherlands: “Yellow vest” protest in Amsterdam December 8 /update 1

Netherlands News Alert

“Yellow vest” movement to hold a protest in Amsterdam on December 8; heightened security presence and associated traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Netherlands, Amsterdam

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Event

Demonstrators associated with the "yellow vest" movement are set to hold a protest in the capital Amsterdam on Saturday, December 8. Participants will gather at 11:30 (local time) at the Stopera before marching around the building. Another march is scheduled to take place in Rotterdam, where participants will gather at 11:30 at Willemsplein before marching through Erasmusbrug. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the rallies. 

Context

Related protests took place on December 1 in The Hague, Leeuwarden, Limburg, Nijmegen, and Maastricht. Although the demonstrations remained mostly peaceful, four people were arrested.

The "yellow vest" movement has been carrying out near-daily protests since November 17 against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. Hundreds of thousands have engaged in slow-rolling protests to block roads and highways, causing significant traffic disruptions in several European countries, while violent unrest has caused widespread property damage across France.

Advice

Individuals in the Netherlands are advised to monitor developments to the situation, strictly avoid all protests as a precaution, allow for extra time to reach their destinations when traveling near affected areas, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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