On the Haarlemmerstraat today, two students were staging a protest- about students and how annoying they are! The sign reads, "Bicycle in the canal? It was a student night."
Having been a victim of bicycle-in-the-canal-student-night, I stopped and chatted with them. And I signed their disorganized lined notebook. No clipboard, no evidence of an actual protest platform... Strange, but what that heck. They posed for me and agreed to let me post it on this blog.
A little further down the street, another student duo appeared, one wearing a protest sign... this one reads "I am more irritating than a Polish person. Report me." When asked, the students claimed it was making fun of people who are racist and supposedly highlights how annoying students are by lowering the quality of life in Leiden. Irony? I don't really get the comparison.
They were nice and chatty but I did not sign their messy notebook.
Student stunt, actual protest or not, however, I totally agree with NO MORE BIKES IN THE CANALS activism.