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23 Feb 2019 | 08:27 AM UTC

Netherlands: “Yellow vest” protest planned in The Hague February 24 /update 4

Netherlands News Alert

"Yellow vest" protesters to stage demonstration in The Hague February 24; similar protests possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Netherlands, The Hague

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Event

"Yellow vest" protesters will reportedly demonstrate in The Hague on Sunday February 24, amid a heightened security presence. Demonstrators will gather at various locations in the city between 13:00-20:00 (local time). Similar protests are possible in other Dutch cities over the near term; increased security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near protest sites.

Context

The "yellow vest" movement began in France on November 17 to protest rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. Since then, associated demonstrations have been organized in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Advice

Individuals in the Netherlands are advised to 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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