Agractie chairman Bart Kemp says when asked that this is not a coordinated action, but that it is a spontaneous reaction by farmers from the west of the Netherlands “to the persistence of politics in the nitrogen plans.” Kemp expects that on Thursday evening “a few more farmers will join.”
According to the police, it was quiet at the Chamber building on Thursday evening. Around 11 p.m. there were a few tractors. A spokesman for Mayor Jan van Zanen indicates that this is not a demonstration, because the farmers in the House of Representatives are following the debate. Tractors are not blocking through roads, so there is no reason to act now, the spokeswoman said.
The House of Representatives has been debating the proposed policy since 10 a.m.