Climate change protesters in The Hague block highway, get detained and hauled away by bus
Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday blocked one of the main roads into the international criminal court, The Hague, in a show of protests over fossil fuel linked tax breaks before being hauled away.
Activists reportedly blocked the road for an hour before authorities began detaining them and removing them by bus.
The move comes after six Extinction Rebellion activists were detained this week on suspicion of “sedition” over calls to stage the protest.
BIDEN ADMIN ISSUES 20-YEAR MINING BAN AS IT TURNS TO FOREIGN SUPPLY CHAIN AMID GREEN ENERGY PUSH
Prosecutors faced condemnation for the actions taken against demonstrators despite their right to peacefully protest.
But prosecutors defended their position calling the blockade “dangerous and disruptive” to motorists and protesters alike.
“Calling for a criminal offense — such as blocking a public road — amounts to sedition,” prosecutors said in a statement.
GLOBAL ELITES TOOK 150+ PRIVATE JETS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN DAVOS
“Demonstrating is a fundamental right and is facilitated by the municipality of The Hague,” they added. “There are hundreds of demonstrations in The Hague every year that go off without a hitch. But a demonstration is not a license to commit criminal offenses.”
Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Anne Kervers said the turnout Saturday not only showed “what society thinks of fossil fuel subsidies” but also was a response to the “intimidation and criminalization of nonviolent climate activism.”
Activists vowed to continue with their protests to demand an end to government tax breaks for companies affiliated with fossil fuels.
“It is essential that citizens can demonstrate against this in a place that matters,” Extinction Rebellion said in a statement.
“This includes the A12, between the House of Representatives and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate,” the group added. “Any nuisance for traffic, for example, will have to be tolerated.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Source: Fox News
Ex-Arsenal, Tottenham and Real Madrid star Adebayor announces retirement aged 39
Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Predictions: Examining the Recent 10% Surge in BTC and Its Impact on ETH Today
S HOTELS & RESORTS HARNESSES “3P – PROFIT, PORTFOLIO, PLANET” STRATEGY
California school district hires anti-critical race theory consultant
Investigation continues into deadly multi-vehicle accident in Bensonhurst
Feeding Jews for a good reason: how to celebrate properly
This Is the Best Running Gear I’ve Found for Short Runners
Is There a Vaccine for RSV, and When Could One Be Approved?
A Ransomware Gang Claims It Hacked Amazon’s Ring
What Are Toothpaste Tablets? Plus 5 Options to Try in 2023: Bite, Huppy, Hello, Unpaste
‘Gilmore Girls’ Costumer Debunks the Most Popular Fan Theories on the Father of Rory’s Baby
China should step up its game on Law of the Sea
Former Patriots RB Damien Harris is reportedly heading to this AFC East rival
Kelsea Ballerini Paused Her Concert to Find Out if Taylor Swift Performed ‘Cruel Summer’ at ‘The Eras Tour’
Why Nepal suffered fewer fatalities than Turkey in similar quakes
News21 hours ago
Trump’s potential arrest hangs over Capitol Hill
News19 hours ago
Buster Murdaugh Denies Involvement in Death of Teen
Travel21 hours ago
Air Canada Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for Sixth Consecutive Year
Finance24 hours ago
Embattled Billionaire Hui Ka Yan Wins Preliminary Support For Evergrande Restructuring Deal
News19 hours ago
Woman without arms and legs doesn't want empathy; she wants a job
Tech15 hours ago
7-Eleven starts its own EV charging network, 7Charge
Sport22 hours ago
Watch Zinchenko celebrate with Arsenal fans out of car window while driving
Sport22 hours ago
Aston Villa considering shock summer Lukaku swoop Inter Milan loan finishes