Updated on 15 October 2019
Farmers plan to protest Wednesday, 16 October, against new environmental measures
concerning the use of nitrogen, which could harm their livestock and livelihood. The
farmers plan to drive their tractor to The Hague during rush hour.
The previous protest caused “the worst traffic in history” in the Netherlands when farmers
blocked traffic on 1 October in The Hague.
Initial reports indicate increased security measures may be used.
Blocked roads due to protests
Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings
Protests and demonstrations, which can attract unwanted attention
Limited transportation services, especially throughout major cities
Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time to travel
Prepare for disruptions caused by public transportation strikes and protests
Avoid traveling through city centers, instead utilizing bypasses
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in a Safe Traveler program (STEP) from your preferred embassy to receive warnings
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