Prohibited demonstration on Museumplein Amsterdam got out of hand | Inland

Earlier this week, the municipality of Amsterdam banned the demonstration ‘No more Rutte cabinet’ on Museumplein. The event was allowed to take place in the Westerpark. But the initiators decided against it.

Still, more and more people gathered on Museumplein on Sunday. At one point, it was estimated that about 2,000 people were gathered. Subsequently, the triangle (mayor, police, judiciary) issued an emergency order and it was ordered that everyone had to leave the Museumplein. Many protesters did not keep a distance of 1.5 meters and did not wear a mouth mask.

Officers on horseback were also on the spot to get the demonstrators off Museumplein. Bricks and fireworks were thrown at the police. The protesters chanted ‘We are the Netherlands’ and ‘Vrijheid!’.

Around 3.30 pm the police and the riot police succeeded in removing the protesters from the Museumplein. They were driven into the neighborhoods behind the square.

Emergency order

The triangle of Amsterdam issued an emergency order earlier in the afternoon. Despite the many warnings from the municipality and the police and the declared emergency order, the protesters on the Museumplein do not disperse. The police now act according to the script ”, the municipality said on Twitter. “After several warnings via amplified sound, the water thrower was deployed.”

“The ME occurs. Due to the danger to public health, it is important that everyone adheres to the applicable measures. The demonstrators present do not do this. ”


The Amsterdam triangle (mayor, justice and police) previously put a stop to organizer Michel Reijinga’s plan to demonstrate at Museumplein. The demonstration should be held in the Westerpark with a maximum of five hundred participants. These restrictions would make it easier to prevent additional influx, as well as the spread of the corona virus. “The triangle respects freedom of expression and wanted to make the demonstration possible, but found it necessary to set conditions because of the corona pandemic,” the municipality said in a press statement on Sunday.

Reijinga filed a lawsuit because he disagreed with the triangle’s decision. However, he was blunt with the administrative judge, whereupon Reijinga canceled the event. Nevertheless, he expected that a large group would still come to Amsterdam on Sunday to demonstrate. More than 10,000 people indicated on social media that they were interested in the protest.

‘No need for vaccines and masks’

Physiotherapist Anne, who was present at Museumplein, informs De Telegraaf that she works with the elderly and sees how seriously they suffer from the measures taken. “Despite the prohibition to demonstrate, I came anyway. The measures that are now being taken against the coronavirus are thus against all humanity. There is no need for a vaccine and masks, ”says Anne.

Another woman went to Museumplein with her son. “I am here on a field trip for my son for social studies. Show what really happens. ”

Most people came on without masks and without keeping a distance of 1.5 meters. Someone walked with a banner saying ‘Covid vaccine = poison’. Another demonstrator held up a sign saying “Trump.”

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