After the farmers it is time for people who care about the environment. Extinction Rebellion is going to block the A12 to ultimately make it easier for you.
It is not a new phenomenon: protesting. It is a fundamental right that you have as a citizen. For the group of climate activists Extinction Rebellion, it is the means to expose environmental problems.
For almost everyone, this is a difficult topic that does not make them happy, so they take somewhat more drastic measures to be heard. Before you get angry, there was a time when people found Nanny Nooijen annoying because she denounced smoking in the workplace. Nowadays people like a smoke-free workplace, don’t they?
Extinction Rebellion every day on A12
Back to the actions of Extinction Rebellion. For example, there was that gentleman at Beau van Erven Dorens who, apart from ‘taping’ his hands on the table, couldn’t really start a conversation. Not really effective. Now they are opting for a proven method: simply bullying normal citizens who have apparently long since come to terms with the fact that the world can no longer be saved anyway.
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At Extinction Rebellion they have now opted for a permanent blockade on the A12. They will start that tomorrow. The action is not so much aimed at making your life more miserable (but it is a by-product). No, the ladies and gentlemen of ER want to challenge fossil fuel subsidies.
The reason for using that part of the A12 is because it is between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the House of Representatives (at least the temporary variant thereof). The fact that it is very busy there will also be seen as pleasant. And yes, the police often enough take the demonstrators off the highway and arrest the people. However, demonstrating is not a crime, but a violation. So the arrested people who are against global warming are often back in free slippers the same day.
At the time, there was considerable support for farmers who expressed their concerns by parking their fleet of tractors on the highways. This seems to be somewhat less with Extinction Rebellin. About 80% find them extremely annoying, according to RTL News. At the moment, protesting on the A12 is still an offense, but there is a chance that it will become a crime. This is the case if you endanger yourself or others on the highway. But the gist of the story: try to avoid the A12 in the coming days.
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