Netherlands: Thousands Detained After Climate Cultists Block Highway to Change the Weather

One of the most popular ways to change the weather is to block the highway.

People are very fat these days, so they want the weather to be colder so they don’t sweat so much. Therefore, blocking the highway has become very popular.


Thousands of climate activists blocked a Dutch highway over the weekend in protest against fossil fuel subsidies.

Several thousand climate activists blocked a Dutch highway on Saturday and Sunday before police dispersed them with water cannons.

Protestors expressed their anger at billions of euros in government subsidies for industries that use oil, coal and gas.

A report last week detailed €37.5 billion in such subsidies in the Netherlands, notably related to the shipping industry, prompting calls for a quick end to the practice.

The protesters – from Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and other organisations – broke through a police barrier Saturday morning and sat on a main road in The Hague heading to the temporary venue for the lower house of parliament.

They threatened to stay until the subsidies are lifted, and to come back every day if the police remove them.

“This is much larger than any one of us. This concerns the whole world,” activist Yolanda de Jager said.

After several hours, police moved in and fired volleys from water cannons at the crowd, and picked up or dragged some protesters off, wheeling them away in special orange wagons.

Protesters on the front line held up their fists in resistance or put their heads down to protect themselves from the jets of water. Those farther back danced and jumped up and down under the spray, appearing to enjoy the shower on an unusually hot September day for the Netherlands.

Of the approximately 10,000 activists who took part in the protest on Saturday, around 2,400 were detained.

It’s whatever.

I’m sick of talking about global warming.

I wish the cops would use live ammo on these protesters.

Video from 3 months ago. The Netherlands gets much bigger climatard protests than other countries, presumably because the cops don’t know how to use water cannons.