Over 1,500 police officers protest in The Hague
A large group of policemen protested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon, NRC reports. The protesters demand that Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice submit better proposals for a new police collective bargaining agreement by Monday. If this does not happen, the unions and their members will move on to harder actions.
The protest started after King Willem-Alexander ceremoniously handed over the new police standard to police chief Gerard Bouman. The protest march started from the Malieveld. Police officers wore a bright orange vest with the text 'police work deserves more appreciation' printed on it. According to the unions between 1,600 and 2,000 police officers participated.