US-based taxi application Uber is now making their services available in Utrecht despite a ban put in place against one of the company's schemes in the Netherlands. The company does not only offer the regular UberBLACK service but the forbidden UberPOP as well, Uber stated on Tuesday. The application is now available in the four largest cities in the Randstad area.
The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.
A few hundred Greek protesters held a demonstration on Dam Square yesterday. They protested solidarity with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' new government, Dichtbij reports.
Protesting students and at least one lecturer are still barricaded inside the University of Amsterdam's humanities building, the Bungehuis.
Humanities staff at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) may be unable to return to their offices on Monday after students and at least one university lecturer began an occupation of the Bungehuis building in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday.
A group of students and at least one lecturer barricaded themselves inside the University of Amsterdam humanities building, the Bungehuis, while others marched in demonstration through the city center in protest against anticipated funding and resource cuts to the university's humanities department on Friday.
After months of negotiations and actions, the money transport company Brink's and labour unions have come to an agreement on a social plan for the 650 employees losing their jobs. Brink's' staff protested by striking several times leaving many ATMs empty on different occasions.
The police arrested 13 people during a Break the System protest on the Malieveld in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon. Groups of demonstrators went to march into the city center, in the direction of the Binnenhof, against prior made protest agreements.
A few dozen people demonstrated against the film Michiel de Ruyter at the film's premier at the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam last night. The museum built a movie theater with 1,200 seats for the occasion.
The employees of the money transporter company Brink's could go on strike in the next few days, union representatives said. It could include the refusal to fill certain cash machines, unions CNV and FNV told Omroep Brabant.
Students and faculty who were peacefully protesting restructuring and cutbacks in the budget at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam did so without any issues and without the police making any arrests.
Nearly 90 people were arrested in Gouda yesterday for arguing over the presence of blackfaced Zwarte Piet characters at the city’s annual arrival of Sinterklaas celebration. Those taken into custody were a mix of protestors and Zwarte Piet supporters, police told broadcaster Omroep West.
Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.
The Air France pilot strike in Paris this week has cost the airline 60 percent of flights, which had to remain grounded. The French branch has lost between €30 and €40 million because of this over the last four days, says Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac.
Inspired by the annual La Tomatina in Bunol, more than 1,000 people took to Dam Square on Sunday armed with tomatoes to protest against Russian sanctions. At 3 p.m a shipping container was emptied into the square and participants pelted each other with the 120,000 pieces of the overripe fruit bought from growers left in the cold by Russia’s boycott of Dutch fruit and vegetables.
In protest against new reorganization plans from AirFrance-KLM, the French airline's pilots are threatening a strike lasting one week between the 15th and the 22nd of September in Paris. This would be the biggest pilots' strike since 1998, De Telegraaf reports.
Anti-IS demonstrators will gather together on Sunday to protest the violent acts perpetrated by the extremist Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. The protest will be on Amsterdam's Dam Square, and anybody is welcome to join, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Groups in The Hague demonstrating for or against extremism, are taking each other on in the struggle for a new demonstration ground. After The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen instated a two-month ban against demonstrations in the previously fertile grounds of the Schilderswijk neighborhood, the battle for the Malieveld is on.
A group of residents from The Hague is organizing march in protest of the pro-ISIS demonstrations, muslim radicals and anti-Semitism in the city, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Friends Of The Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) members that were arrested on Monday morning during a protest at the Microsoft Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol have been released.
Local political party Trots op Haarlem (Proud of Haarlem) is wondering why the volunteer fire response unit was not called in to help stem the blaze that ravaged a building in the Houtstraat in the center of the city on Monday afternoon.
In Den Haag, police dismantled a pro-ISIS demonstration as it attempted to disrupt a peaceful protest against ISIS in particular and terrorism in general. Six young radical Muslims were apprehended.
The asylum seekers' center in Budel, Brabant, is filling up fast. The Nassau Dietzkazerne barracks has a maximum capacity of 1200 people. At the moment, more than 1100 refugees live there, meaning the center administrators have to look for a new location to accommodate the overflow.
After a three day strike, garbage collectors of the municipal services are back to work today in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen. The workers have not been collecting trash in these three big cities since Monday, in protest of stalled collective labour agreement talks.