On September 24, a demonstration against arms supplies to Ukraine takes place in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
The demonstration began at 12:00 local time (13:00 Moscow time) on Dam Square in the city center. Two hours later, a column of protesters walked towards Central Station.
The inscriptions on the demonstrators’ posters call for the restoration of peace in Ukraine and an end to arms supplies from NATO countries to the regime of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
One of the organizers of the demonstration told a RIA Novosti correspondent that each time there were more and more protesters. According to her, dissatisfaction with the policies of Western countries regarding the conflict in Ukraine is brewing within Dutch society.
“People here are very pragmatic and practical. And when it affected them directly, they began to ask the question: “Why do we need this?” — she said.
The woman also noted that due to the large influx of refugees from Ukraine, benefits were cut in the country, wages were no longer raised, and there are now queues at healthcare institutions, because refugees are now first in line.
Another Dutch woman named Irene said that this was the fifth time she had participated in such a demonstration. In her opinion, the situation in Ukraine is complex, but people living in EU countries see it only from one side and believe that Russia is their enemy.
“<…> The more weapons, the more dead. The only thing to do is to start negotiations,” Irene noted.