Thousands of people gathered with the organization of the environmentalist group “Extinction Rebellion”, closed the last part of the A12, the entrance of the city, causing traffic disruption on the connection routes.
The demonstrators, who demanded an end to the use of oil, coal and gas, criticized the government’s fossil fuel policy.
Protesters held a sit-in on the road for a long time, holding placards that read “Stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry”, “Be kind to the world” and “Don’t be a fossil, you idiot”.
The police, who warned that the place where the action took place was declared a forbidden zone for the demonstration, started to interfere with the demonstrators with the beginning of the protest.
The police, who sprayed the demonstrators with water cannon, detained those who did not leave the road and its surroundings despite warnings, and removed them from the area with public buses. Some activists who tied themselves together also left with iron cutting shears.
The Hague police said in a statement on Twitter that 1,579 people were detained.
The statement also shared the information that a police officer was bitten during the detention of an activist and that the injured policeman continues to be treated.
The Extinction Rebellion group, which blocked the last part of the A12 road at the entrance of the city of The Hague 6 times, took action by closing the same road on March 12, and hundreds of people were detained.