Actions without a lawsuit: deliberately breaking the rules or staying within them?
Going to court is not the only form of protest that entrepreneurs are using this week. On Wednesday, market traders in Haaksbergen displayed not only food, but also other wares. In doing so, they deliberately violated the corona measures.
Café bosses throughout the country announced that they also wanted to ignore the rules next week as a protest: they want to open their terraces on Tuesday.
Gym owners are also protesting today. They stick to the rules with their outdoor lessons campaign. “We do it in a friendly manner, we do it safely,” says campaigning owner Elise Derks. “When we open up our gym, I also scare members. While we stand up for the health of our customers.”
Among other things, fitness equipment such as spin bikes and rowing machines are put outside today. “We ask our members to cover as many meters as possible, those meters represent health.”
More than 340 gyms have already said they are participating in the corona-friendly action. “You see it with the hairdressers: if there is action, you will be heard in The Hague. We hope that The Hague sees us and hears the importance of exercise.”