The event is scheduled to take place at Museumplein, Amsterdam. However, the police want the organizers to move to a new location, and have proposed that it be held somewhere in the Westerlijk Havengebied (Western Port Area). In other words, in the middle of nowhere, and not in the heart of the city.
The organizers are working with police liaison in attempt to retain the original location. They argue that it creates enormous logistical difficulties — and may increase the security risks — to change the venue at such a late date. Some of the attendees are already in transit, and may miss the news of the change in plans.
As of this evening, there has been no final decision.
The umbrella group organizing the Amsterdam demonstration is the European Freedom Initiative. Participating groups include
- Pax Europa (BPE)
- The Dutch Defense League (DDL)
- Politically Incorrect
- Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell
- The Alliance to Stop Sharia
- The Amsterdam Post
- The English Defence League (EDL)
- The French Defence League (LDF)
- The German Defence League (GDL)
- The International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA)
Many thanks to Kitman for making this promotional video. I’ve placed it below the jump to get around the “Blogger bug”:
As soon as I receive any firm news about the change (or not) of venue, I’ll post it here.