Angry farmers visited CDA MP Derk Boswijk at his house on Tuesday evening. This is reported by the MP on Twitter. Boswijk indicates that he will not travel to The Hague in the coming days to assist his family.
“This way of demonstrating serves no purpose: Stop it!”, Boswijk writes on Twitter. His children, aged four and seven, were at home at the time of the incident, the CDA member continues.
“I always talk to everyone everywhere, even with negative advice,” says Boswijk. “Even yesterday. I hear the uncertainty and anger, but unfortunately it is also often based on half-truths.”
The CDA member emphasizes that the farmers who cross the line form a limited group. He says he is convinced “that the vast majority of the agricultural sector are hard-working people who want to contribute to the major societal challenges”.
The police could not immediately confirm whether officers had to turn out yesterday for a threatening situation at Boswijk’s home.
Farmers broke at Minister Van der Wal’s home due to police blockade
It was also restless on Tuesday evening at the home of Minister Christianne van der Wal (Nature and Nitrogen). Rioters broke through a police blockade and drove tractors to the minister’s home for the second day in a row.
The farmers are angry about the government’s nitrogen plans. According to the police, there was such an unsafe atmosphere on Tuesday evening that officers had to choose for their own safety. They were therefore unable to intervene immediately.
The corps states that “clear boundaries have been crossed” in the farmer’s action. For example, a police car was destroyed and a slurry tank was emptied. Prime Minister Mark Rutte already said on Tuesday afternoon that the ‘dangerous actions’ of the farmers are ‘unacceptable’. On Wednesday morning, Rutte repeated that the police will take action against farmers who misbehave.