Good morning! Today the February Strike is commemorated in Amsterdam. And in Den Bosch, the Party for the Animals kicks off the campaign.
First the weather: The day starts with a shower here and there. This afternoon it will be largely dry and the sun will also show itself in the north. It will be 6 to 8 degrees today.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
- The February Strike of 1941 is commemorated at De Dokwerker in Amsterdam. That strike was a resistance action against the Nazis, an open protest against the persecution of the Jews. The occupier hit back hard: the strike leaders were shot and Amsterdam mayor De Vlugt was replaced by a supporter of the new regime.
- In Den Bosch, the Party for the Animals kicks off the campaign for the Provincial Council elections. Party leader Esther Ouwehand gives a speech on the theme of “the gap between city and countryside”.
- At the end of the 73rd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Bear, the prize for the best film, and the Silver Bears in other film categories will be awarded.
- In the Eredivisie, number 3 AZ plays against Cambuur. Also on the program: Groningen-Excelsior, Heerenveen-RKC and NEC-Volendam. You can follow all duels tonight in our live blog.
- And more for football fans: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will play the city derby tonight at the Bernabéu stadium. Real is the number 2 in Spain with 8 points behind leader Barcelona. Memphis Depay is fourth with Atlético.
What did you miss?
In parts of the United States, severe winter weather causes inconvenience for millions of people. There are reports of power outages, canceled flights and closed roads. At least three people have also died as a result of the bad weather.
In recent days, the temperature in many places in the north of the country has been well below freezing. In California, there is also a warning for flooding and landslides due to heavy rain. That hasn’t happened in thirty years.
Other news from the night
Lebanese-Belgian man arrested for supporting Hezbollah: the man arrested in Romania is said to have funneled millions of dollars to the movement. $10 million was offered for his arrest.
Death toll from storms in Brazil is rising: 54 victims have now been counted. Rain caused landslides and flooding in the southeast of the country. Thousands of people have been evacuated and dozens are still missing.
Bus falls into ravine in Algeria, at least ten dead: a coach on its way to a ski resort overturned and collapsed into the abyss.
And then this:
Shepherds in Drenthe have been working overtime since the arrival of the wolf. To protect their flocks, shepherds sometimes work an extra twenty hours a week.
Where the sheep used to be able to sleep freely on the field, they are now placed at night behind a grid that wards off wolves. That takes shepherds about an hour and a half a day.