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It so discouraging that we...
Feb 12, 2022 19:02:02   #
always have to depend on Europeans to make our most salient points for us, isn't it?

Organizer planning to egg Bezos yacht: "Rotterdammers are proud of their city"
Helena Mitchell,Zack Newmark
Many Rotterdam residents were angered by news reports that a €430 million superyacht being built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos could require a monument in the city to be dismantled. Pablo Strörmann is the Rotterdammer behind a Facebook event inviting people to throw eggs at the yacht as it passes through Koningshavenbrug, the historic bridge that holds a special place in the hearts of Rotterdam residents.

"It started more as a joke among friends after we heard the news about the possible dismantling of the bridge," he tells NL Times. It quickly struck a nerve; Within two days of its announcement, about 1,100 people said they will attend, eggs in hand, with another 4,500 expressing their interest. What was initially intended to be a satirical message is now "getting way out of hand," he says.

What bothers him most, is the sense that a double-standard exists. "Normally it’s the other way around: If your ship doesn’t fit under a bridge, you make it smaller. But when you happen to be the richest person on Earth you just ask a municipality to dismantle a monument. That’s ridiculous."

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