An increasing number of farmers from other provinces in the Netherlands say they want to become Frisian. On Friday morning farmers from North Holland and Friesland met on the Afsluitdijk, the longest dike in the Netherlands
The people from Noord-Holland indicated that they want to be part of Friesland because the provincial government of Friesland gave way after farmers’ protests. However, the administration of the province of Noord-Holland did not give in, reports Omroep Friesland.
A playful protest on the Afsluitdijk
Frisians handed over a Frisian flag to farmers in North Holland. The farmers want to symbolically separate themselves and join Fryslân, as they also want the nitrogen measures to be withdrawn.
“North Holland will be Friesland-West,” is their slogan. According to the farmers, the Randstad provincial government of North Holland has no connection with the countryside. There is honking on the Afsluitdijk, champagne and sûkerbôle.