April 17th, The Hague. The Square where the House of Representatives of the Netherlands is located in The Hague was filled with more than one thousand shoes from Extinction Rebellion activists. This week the climate activist group XR would have been protesting during the Spring rebellion this week, but because of the current situation that couldn't be possible, so they left the shoes as symbolic action. The shoes were collected around several Dutch cities and some of them will be donated.
Hugo De Jonge, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Third Rutte cabinet.