Tuesday 25 January 2022

Six sites earmarked for anti-monarchy protests on April 30

Amsterdam city council has earmarked six areas around the city where anti-monarchy protestors can demonstrate during king Willem-Alexander’s investiture on April 30.

The locations include the Spui and Waterlooplein in the city centre. The other four locations are spread across the city: Fredriksplein, Frederik Hendrikplantsoen, Azartplein and IJplein

No permit will be needed to demonstrate against the monarchy but it will have to be registered with city officials 24 hours before the start. The mayor will also be able to set conditions.

Republican group Nieuw Republikeins Genootschap said earlier it planned to hold a demonstration in the capital, with music, debate and culture.

Willem-Alexander will be sworn in as king in the Nieuwe Kerk on the afternoon of April 30.

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