Tuesday 11 August 2020

130 arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists block key Amsterdam bridge

Photo by Ana Fernandez/SOPA Images/REX via HH

Police arrested 130 climate activists in Amsterdam on Saturday after they blocked the Blauwbrug bridge for several hours, disrupting road and water traffic and some tram services.

An estimated 250 other Extinction Rebellion activists were put into police buses and driven to the outskirts of the city, where they were left, local broadcaster NH Nieuws reported.

All those arrested face automatic fines of €380.

The group have been campaigning all week in the Dutch capital, starting with a blockade of the Stadhouderskade by the Rijksmuseum on Monday, when 80 people were picked up.

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