On 10 March, at the Vismarkt Groningen, young people will demonstrate for abolishing the curfew, relaxing visiting rules; and opening terraces. The Netherlands was averaging over 4,500 positive Coronavirus tests per day last week.
Under the heading “Student out of Isolation”, a group of university students is organising a peaceful protest on the Vismarkt on Wednesday 10 March, they want to draw attention to the seriousness of the growing psychological problems for young people as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus measures.
The organisers say that they no longer agree with the current measures, and they hope to mobilize a thousand people. They have also set up an information page for their noble struggle.
Those behind the protest advocates more physical education, the opening of sports facilities for young people, the abolition of curfews for young people; relaxation of the visiting rules and group size for young people and the opening of terraces for young people, reports the GIC.
According to the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard, 14.9 percent of positive tests came in the 20-29 age category. This is slightly more proportionally than the number of 20-29 year olds in the Netherlands.
The protest date of 10 March has been chosen because it is exactly one year after the introduction of the first restrictive measures.
A maximum of 1,000 attendees are to be allowed. Marks will be placed on the ground so that everyone can keep 1.5 meters apart.