It is the biggest student demonstration in the Netherlands since 1988: the latest estimates are that more than 11,000 students have gathered on the Malieveld in the Hague and trains full of demonstrators are still on their way.
The Wageningen band the 'Langstudeerders' (long-term students) have just performed their protest song 'Dear Mr. Rutte'. The atmosphere is friendly, and even festive at times. Students react fiercely to the speakers but there is no sign of the rioting feared by the police.
Right now State Secretary for Education Halbe Zijlstra is speaking to the students.
Photos taken by Wageningen students can be found here .