UPDATE: As of September 14th, the Government of the Netherlands has eased restrictions on nightlife…
“Events held indoors without fixed seating can receive up to 75% of the maximum number of visitors and must be closed between midnight and 06.00.” Full details here.
That being said, the demands of the Unmute Us movement, have not been met…
“After two unsuccessful ‘Unmute Us!’ protests and several discussions with policymakers, we have finished talking. From Unmute Us, Apenkooi Events, ID&T and MOJO we are therefore taking the government to court. #UnmuteUs.” More here.
The Unmute Us movement continued over the weekend as 150,000 people joined protests against nightlife restrictions across the Netherlands.
The march reportedly stretched to ten cities, with 80,000 people showing up in the capital city of Amsterdam alone. Protestors also took the streets in provinces of The Hague, Eindhoven, Groningen, and Utrecht to fight for the return of live music and events.
Unmute Us demands that the Dutch government do away with COVID-19 restrictions on nightclubs and venues. While the nightlife industry is set to reopen at full capacity on November 1st, many establishments risk continued financial struggles or shutting down permanently in that time.
Back in August, another Unmute Us march took place as 1,000 affiliated parties from the Dutch event industry joined together including organizers, performers, staff and fans.
Unmute Us shares via the post below: “It should be clear that the response of the cabinet is not what we had all hoped for and took to the streets last weekend. They deliberately make it very difficult for our sector and still unworkable. Again we are severely muted. We won’t stop… #UnmuteUs”
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