A third fire has broken out in a Bill Gates-funded Picnic supermarket facility in the Netherlands as protests rage on.
According to De Telegraaf, one employee immediately noticed that the Rotterdam building was full of smoke when they arrived at work. Upon further investigation, they found that three of Picnic’s prized electric delivery cars were on fire. The sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire, with firefighters arriving soon after.
No one was injured in the incident, and the area has been sectioned off while investigations are underway.
As previously reported by The Counter Signal, the second of the Gates-funded facilities to be set ablaze happened in late July, when a Picnic building in Almelo was filmed burning in a massive fire that ultimately consumed the entire building.
In December 2021, the first of the fires broke out in a Roosendaal Picnic facility. While the building survived, operations in West Brabant were brought to a standstill.
In all three incidents, no arrests have been made.
While only speculative, many believe the fires are part of the larger Dutch farmers’ protests sweeping the country.
Last year, Picnic was given a whopping 600 million euros from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many participating in the ongoing farmers’ protests in Holland have openly stated they believe Gates may be partly responsible for pushing additional climate laws.