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Undercover Police Confronted After Making Street Arrest at Dutch Farmer Protest

The Dutch farmer protests are growing increasingly dangerous. Undercover police officers are running ‘snatch-and-grab’ arrests more commonly seen in authoritarian dictatorships than Western ‘liberal’ governments.

In Amsterdam, public footage has surfaced that appears to show undercover police officers violently arresting a civilian. The undercover operation reveals a disturbing escalation in state action against the the Dutch farmer protesters.

Additional footage corroborates that uniform police intervened to assist with the undercover operation.

In the Netherlands, there are reports of “undercover police agitators” who infiltrate protests against the government known as “Romeo’s.” They can often be identified wearing masks more commonly seen under the Covid pandemic response.

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In early August, Dutch police actions against pro-farmer protesters reached their most openly violent to date.

The Dutch police have been steadily ratcheting up their operations to disrupt and thwart the pro-farmer protests.

“A source in the Netherlands told me that Dutch police stopped 100+ tractors and truckers on their way to Amsterdam for the protest,” RebelNews’ Katie Daviscourt reported on July 23. “The tractors that arrived this morning are the only ones that made it.”

In early July, the Dutch police actually fired shots at the farmers’ tractors, then claimed they were ‘warning shots.’

“Dutch police fired shots at tractor-riding farmers who were protesting against plans to cut nitrogen emissions on Tuesday evening in northern Netherlands,” Politico reported on July 6.

“According to the Friesland police, their shots hit a tractor, but no one was injured,” the report added. “Three suspects were arrested.”

Amid the reports of the police incident, a video reported claiming that the Dutch farmer protesters attacked undercover police officers went viral. The original video was debunked as actually having originated at a Covid lockdown protest in August 2020.

 

In late June, pro-farmer protesters attacked police vans with mallets and blunt instruments amid the ongoing enforcement of the climate policies.

The Guardian reported in December that the nitrogen crackdown stems in part from the highest Dutch administrative court deciding in 2019 that “the government was breaking EU law by not doing enough to reduce excess nitrogen in vulnerable natural areas, due to farming and industrial activities.”

The Netherlands’ 13-year multibillion-euro plan initially pays Dutch livestock farmers to “relocate,” “exit the industry,” or “transition” to government-approved farming practices. While this initial stage is deemed “voluntary,” the government reserves coercion as a final resort.

“In the end, it might be necessary to stop negotiating as a last resort, but the basis is voluntary,” said Dutch MP Tjeerd de Groot, part of coalition government’s Democrats 66 party.

The ultimatum would spark ‘freedom convoy’ protests in spring and summer of 2022, which have continued despite a dearth of international coverage.

“Dutch farmers have formed ‘freedom convoys’ to protest their government’s strict environmental rules,” citizen journalist and podcast host Jules noted in a Twitter thread. “The tractor convoys are a nod to Canada’s Freedom Convoys.”

“The demonstrations are so widespread that Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger gave a shout-out to the farmers in Dutch during an Amsterdam concert,” she added while citing Fox News.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has slammed the protesters, including calling them “a–holes” in private company, the report added.

The farmers themselves have often been cordial and hospitable, even to police officers. The ‘freedom convoy’ protests are a form of non-violent resistance to oppose what the farmers view as injustice.

But those non-violent protests have not come without friction with authorities who see dealing with the farmers and their public backers as a thorny issue for the government.

In addition to reports of the Dutch police’s aggressive response against the farmers and their backers protesting the climate regulations, there have been videos of police attacking journalists at the protests.

The Dutch police actions are raising public alarm that the nation is becoming increasingly dictatorial under stringent environmental regulations. At a July 23 rally, former U.S. President Donald Trump praised the farmers for fighting against “climate tyranny.”

Sieta van Keimpema, the Farmers Defense Force (FDF) secretary, was questioned in July on the FDF’s tactics, which include setting fire to hay bales, blockading thoroughfares with tractors and heavy machinery, blocking on-ramps with mounds of soil, and smeared manure outside the home of the agriculture minister.

“As long as the government sticks to the current goals, you will get this kind of situation,” she said. “30,000 companies are affected by this. People can’t sleep anymore. There are suicides among farmers who can’t anymore.”

The Ministry of Finance estimates that nearly 30,000 farmers could be impacted by the climate plans. As many as 11,200 companies would be forced to close and 17,600 farmers would have to reduce their livestock to comply with the government’s plans.

Trienke Elshof, a dairy farmer with 250 cows in the northern province of Friesland, told Time that the regulatory push is too much, too fast for the farmers to accommodate.

“We know we have to do something about nitrogen, but not in this top-down way, and not at this speed,” she says. “It feels like they want to get rid of all the farmers in the Netherlands.”

The Netherland’s other high-polluting industries, such as aviation, construction, and transport, are not yet being targeted by stringent environmental rules. So, why target food production? And why now? When the world is facing food shortages, in part due to Covid lockdowns?

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author’s opinion.



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Undercover Police Confronted After Making Street Arrest at Dutch Farmer Protest is written by Kyle Becker for trendingpolitics.com

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Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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BREAKING: JOE BIDEN DROPS OUT!

BREAKING: JOE BIDEN DROPS OUT!

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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