News - December 16, 2010

Big turnout at Wageningen student protest

More than 600 students gathered at the market square in Wageningen on Friday 10 December in the biggest demonstration in Wageningen in years.

The demonstrators were protesting against the Dutch government's plans for higher education. They were treated to hot chocolate and addressed by speakers including Professor Pim Brascamp and Mayor Geert van Rumund ('This is good for our city'), as well as representatives from various student and youth organizations. Students took to the streets in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen too. On the Dam square in Amsterdam there were about 4,000 student demonstrators.