Dutch Military and police blocked farmers from driving their tractors to the freedom protest in The Hague, and made multiple arrests.
More than 10,000 Dutch farmers and freedom protesters showed up to The Hague on Saturday. The anti-globalist protest had been in the works for weeks.
To say the police were aware of the planned protest would be an understatement. Police surrounded access points to block protesters with tractors from accessing the main area. However, some tractors managed to get by one of the police blockades.
Multiple arrests have been reported.
On Friday, one photo caught two monstrous German water cannon trucks on route to provide military support to the Dutch. Before the protest, The Hague’s mayor said he might seek military help.
Reuters reports that a water cannon was used against about 100 environmental protesters who were also protesting on Saturday, as counter-protesters to the Farmers’ cause.
On Saturday at the Dutch Uprising, The Counter Signal’s Keean Bexte caught up with right-wing politician Geert Wilders.
“People have to resist. We do resist,” Wilders said.
The Party for Freedom’s leader Wilders has condemned the Ruute government for forcing farmers to sell their land. Wilders told people to vote accordingly in the country’s upcoming provincial elections set for Wednesday.
Wilders further said Trudeau and Ruute are no different from one another when it comes to their alignment with the WEF agenda. He said Ruute’s government is getting increasingly hostile in its climate agenda, leaving Dutch farmers feeling “politically beaten away.”
The most recent sign of aggression from the government came in November when it announced it would force at least 3000 farmers to sell their land in order to comply with the EU’s climate agenda and emissions reduction targets.
Dutch commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek also told The Counter Signal that she suspects it’s just a matter of time until the Trudeau Liberals start forcing Canadian farmers out of their livelihoods.
“We’re brothers and sisters in the same fight against the globalist agenda,” Vlaardingerbroek said.
The protest was put on the the Farmers Defense Force group and was a one-day event.