November Alarm _ 13 November 2018

On 13 November 1918, a protest was held at the entrance of the Kavallerie Kazerne, the current location of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. This protest marked the beginning of the Red Week in the Netherlands.

Almost 3,000 men, women and children, led by Henriette Roland Holst and other leftist activists, marched down Sarphatistraat and called on the cavalry soldiers to join the march, attempting to break open the gates.

The protest was tragically suppressed by military gunfire.

We commemorated the centennial anniversary of these protests with an exhibition and public discussion. In addition there was a special performance of De Internationale.

Location : Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam