There were no shortages today either protests in the Amsterdam for pension while the French president, Emmanuel Macron makes a two-day visit to the country.

As the French president entered the University of Amsterdam, where he was scheduled to meet King Willem-Alexander, a man started singing loudly and ran towards Macron “we are here, even if Macron doesn’t want it.” Piit is a popular anthem from the Yellow Vest era, now widely sung by those protesting against pension reform.


The reaction of the French president’s guard was immediate, they ran and immobilized the man by throwing him to the ground.

Yesterday, as Macron outlined his vision for the future of Europe at the Nexus Institute in The Hague, protesters inside the room unfurled a banner that read “President of violence and hypocrisywhile at the same time shouting: “Where is French democracy? Where did we lose her?’

“You have millions of people on the streets, the climate conventions have been thrown aside, what can you say when you talk about Europe?” a protester shouted at him.

However, Macron continued his speech undeterred and continued to defend the pension reform bill and the decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030.