Landecker Fellow Jelle Zijlstra was recently interviewed by Amstel Television 5 (AT5) during his participation in a counter demo against the presence of extreme right and neo-Nazi groups in ‘covid-critical’ protest.
On January 17th, around 15,000 participants joined together on Museum Square to protest against the COVID-19 lockdown measures after the Dutch government ordered a sudden lockdown on December 19th imposing closure of all non-essential stores.
You can find more about the protest and Jelle’s interview on this AT5 page (in Dutch).
Jelle is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.