Netherlands Farmer protest in many places, straw bale at home minister

Police: hundreds of suspicious transactions around holiday parks

Last Wednesday, the farmers already held a national day of action in Stroe in Gelderland as a protest against the government’s nitrogen plans.

Chairman of farmers’ organization Agractie Bart Kemp said earlier Friday that it will be a surprise how the farmers will take action in the coming period.

“The actions will sometimes be a nuisance, sometimes not.

Sometimes they will be aimed at politicians, sometimes at citizens.” Farmers have “a strong network” among themselves and so can easily organize actions themselves, he said.

In several places in the country, farmers held actions against the nitrogen plans of the cabinet on Friday evening. They stood with tractors at entrances and exits of roads, including some highways.