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Netherlands: Police remove climate activists blocking major Amsterdam street

Netherlands, Amsterdam
October 07, 2019 at 16:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police removed several Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists as they staged a sit-in on a main thoroughfare in central Amsterdam on Monday, where they were calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global day of protest.

Footage shows several activists being carried away by police on Stadhouderskade, a main road of the Dutch capital near the Rijksmuseum.

Media reports say that around 900 protesters attended the action, which reportedly was authorised so long as the protesters did not block the roads.

"So today we are breaking the rules and we're saying we can't do this any longer, we can't ignore this crisis any longer, we can't push actions onto future generations any longer and we have to act now, and that is what we stand for," Tiem van der Deuren, an Extinction Rebellion activist, said at the sit-in.

Similar protests have been staged by XR worldwide on Monday with activists rallying on the streets of Berlin, London and Australia.

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Police removed several Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists as they staged a sit-in on a main thoroughfare in central Amsterdam on Monday, where they were calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global day of protest.

Footage shows several activists being carried away by police on Stadhouderskade, a main road of the Dutch capital near the Rijksmuseum.

Media reports say that around 900 protesters attended the action, which reportedly was authorised so long as the protesters did not block the roads.

"So today we are breaking the rules and we're saying we can't do this any longer, we can't ignore this crisis any longer, we can't push actions onto future generations any longer and we have to act now, and that is what we stand for," Tiem van der Deuren, an Extinction Rebellion activist, said at the sit-in.

Similar protests have been staged by XR worldwide on Monday with activists rallying on the streets of Berlin, London and Australia.

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