A picket of ecologists ended up in the Netherlands with the arrest of more than 1,500 peopleincluding actress Carice van Houten, from the series game of Thrones.
The mass arrests took place during an action by environmental group Extinction Rebellion on a highway in The Hague, Dutch police said.
the militants blocked in the afternoon the A12 motorway in the city center, to protest against state subsidies for fossil fuels.
“In total, 1,579 people were arrested, of which 40 of which will be processed“, the police said in a statement. One of the militants he bit the arresting officeraccording to the statement.
Among those arrested is the actress Carice van Houten, 46 years oldwho played the priestess Melisandre in the series “Game of Thrones”.
Van Houten has already been released and has returned to her home, Dutch news agency ANP said, quoting the actress’ representative, without specifying whether the actress is among the protesters who will be prosecuted.
In a video posted to her Instagram account, Van Houten, dressed in a red poncho, is sprayed with water from a police cannon.
This Saturday’s action represents the seventh staged by Extinction Rebellion on that stretch of The Hague highway.
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