'Occupy' crisis protests hit Holland

15th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Hundreds of people have turned out in the Netherlands as part of the global protests against economic hardship, corporate greed and government cutbacks.

Over 1,000 people gathered in front of Amsterdam’s stock exchange and over 500 in the centre of The Hague.

Protesters in Amsterdam clapped and whistled for 15 minutes and chanted slogans including “Make noise, let the whole world know.” John Lennon’s “Imagine” was played at the end.

The gathering was attended by both young and older people and passed off peacefully. Some of them have pitched their tents to occupy the square in front of the stock exchange.

The organisers say rallies are being held in over 80 countries today. The protests began last May with Spain’s “Indignants” and the New york's Occupy Wall Street movement in September and since then have been spreading across the world.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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