Thursday, November 29, 2007

Strike!


Last week Friday Dutch high school kids went on strike. Between the age of 12 and 18. One reason: to decrease the total amount of school hours with 80 annually. From 1040 to 960.
I must say: interesting to see those kids on strike.

But this week Monday it became ugly: during protest marches they clashed with the police, especially in Amsterdam.

For tomorrow. Friday the 30th. is a special protest manifestation planned. If you are 16 years or younger you need approval by or your parents or the principal of the school you attend. 17 years and older, you can go...






7 comments:

kathryn merteuil said...

haha, reminds me of the 70's stories!

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

That were student protests, of universities..))))

kathryn merteuil said...

yea, you´re right about that. you really have some young revolutionary kids in Holland.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Good for their education or 'molding'^..)) We don't need the military to stand up for us....we are empowered already..))

Geert Jan Keutelaer said...

Yes, our kids are at least 'mondig', empowered!
Viva La Republica! Viva Hollanda..))
But we still have a constitutional one...

Valerie said...

Do not forget the organized riots in France: more than 130 police men injured, 5 of them badly.
France never applied for the Muslim Organization, the OIC. Why should we accept an intolerant dogmatic country as Turkey in the EU? Never!

kathryn merteuil said...

seriously Valerie calm down and come to your sense. France is a very intolerant country also....cmoooon!