An emergency ordinance will apply in the entire municipality of Harderwijk from 4 p.m. on Friday due to the announced demonstration of the Netherlands in the Resistance. That manifestation may continue, mayor Harm-Jan van Schaik has decided in consultation with the police and the Public Prosecution Service.
An emergency ordinance had already applied around the house of Minister Christianne van der Wal (Nature and Nitrogen). Her house is located within the municipality of Harderwijk. Farmers have already visited the house several times and broke through a police barrier.
The new regulation applies until 4 a.m. on Saturday 2 July. An emergency ordinance is instituted if there is great fear of serious disorder. This gives the police the opportunity to carry out preventive searches when necessary. The police can also ask people to leave the municipality of Harderwijk. An emergency ordinance is almost never adopted because it infringes fundamental rights.
The Netherlands in Resistance wants to walk through the streets of Harderwijk with a so-called Walk of Freedom. This organization held several protests against the corona measures during the corona pandemic.