The protests dominated major cities as 150,000 took to the streets over the weekend.
Over 450 festival organizers planned a protest over the weekend to “unmute” the Dutch events sector.
“The studies and results are a painful reminder that at this point not corona, but politics is the cause of a festival-free summer and uncertain future."
“At Rave Pride, we are going to play loud music in the middle of the workday at the President’s Office so that the authorities can finally hear us.”
The protests came after a proposed lift of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions—originally slated for June 21st—was postponed to July 19th by the UK government.
Fans and artists alike are set to demonstrate in the streets of London for what Save Our Scene called the "largest creative industry demonstration ever in the UK."
Nine days of protest events continue at venues across Brussels and Wallonia in Belgium.