The austerity talks the Dutch government has been holding over the past weeks in The Hague have been surrounded by the utmost secrecy. On Thursday, a protestor who chased Prime Minister Mark Rutte cycling to his residence provided one of the rare moments of excitement.
The protestor was a woman who looks after mentally handicapped people. She said she wanted to denounce the government’s cuts in health care. For the occasion she had dressed up as a banker. Police officers on guard at the entrance to the PM’s residence stopped her. After shaking hands with Mr Rutte, she was allowed to leave.
The Netherlands: Where you can chat up the Prime Minister while he rides around on his bicycle.