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Netherlands police use water cannon, detain 2,400 local weather activists

Police deploy water cannons to disperse thousands of climate activists protesting on a highway in the Netherlands on September 9.

Persons are sprayed by a water cannon, as local weather activists block the A12 freeway in The Hague, Netherlands, September 9, 2023. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

THE HAGUE — Police deployed water cannons to disperse 1000’s of local weather activists protesting on a freeway within the Netherlands on Saturday, September 9, to demand an finish to authorities subsidies for the fossil gas business.

Greater than 10,000 individuals marched alongside the A12 freeway into The Hague, ignoring warnings from authorities to not block the key site visitors artery into the Dutch seat of presidency.

The police stated in an announcement they detained 2,400 protesters, together with minors. There have been no stories of accidents.

Extinction Insurrection, which organized the occasion, has stated it would proceed to carry protests till the federal government of the Netherlands stops utilizing public funds to subsidize the oil and gasoline business.

“The seas are rising and so are we,” chanted the group, which included kids and the aged.


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