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Police finish local weather protest in UvA constructing, 14 arrests

Law enforcement officials on the UvA constructing

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Fourteen individuals have been arrested on Tuesday night when a constructing belonging to the College of Amsterdam was evacuated. The police put an finish to a local weather protest by college students.

The motion began within the afternoon. College students occupied a corridor as a result of they assume their college ought to reduce all ties with the fossil business. In February, the UvA introduced that it could not enter into any new partnerships with corporations corresponding to Shell in the meanwhile, present partnerships would nonetheless be mentioned.

The scholars assume that is too meager and demand quick change. The UvA initially allowed the protest, however didn’t need the scholars to spend the night time within the corridor of the Roeterseiland campus.

The fourteen have been arrested for, amongst different issues, ‘native breach of peace and revolt’, the police stated.


Final week there have been local weather protests at Utrecht College, Erasmus College Rotterdam, the TUs of Delft and Eindhoven and on the Van Corridor Larenstein agricultural school in Velp, Gelderland. Even then, the police intervened a number of occasions.

After the protest, Utrecht College determined to name local weather change a state of emergency any longer. Erasmus College did the identical. Later this month, activists additionally need to reveal on the college in Wageningen.

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