Farmers in The Hague for Nitrogen Protest, Road Delay

Farmers have arrived in The Hague with their tractors. Farmers from all over the country are on their way to The Hague where they want to demonstrate on Tuesday against the nitrogen policy of the government.

From Limburg, Groningen, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland and the Achterhoek, many dozens of farmers were on their way Monday evening and in the night from Monday to Tuesday, said Mark van den Oever of the farmer‘s action group Farmers Defence Force (FDF) Monday evening. During the night, this was also seen on social media.

The farmers are holding a tractor defilé on Tuesday morning along the Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague. The action group has, according to its own accord, permission from the municipality and the police. These authorities decided that an hour long demonstration with tractors in front of the doors of the Royal Palace is not allowed on Tuesday morning.

After the tractor defilé, the activists go to the Central Bureau of Food Trade CBL in Leidschendam.

Driving style

Rijkswaterstaat warns motorists to be alert to possible agricultural vehicles and recommends adjusting the driving style if necessary. The Benoordenhoutseweg in The Hague is closed in both directions due to the demonstration, reports Rijkswaterstaat.

The action for delays on provincial roads in the vicinity of The Hague. At Wassenaar there is 6 kilometers of slow traffic on the N44, at the connection to the N14, by tractors on their way to the farmers’ protest in The Hague, reports the ANWB.

Also on the N11 (Bodegraven – Leiden) there is a delay. At Alphen aan den Rijn there is 3 kilometers of traffic jam.