Extinction Rebellion blindfolds statues in Maastricht

Protest group Extinction Rebellion put blindfolds and protest signs on several statues in Maastricht, including De Wiekeneer.

The campaign, called 'Statue Sunday', took place across cities worldwide. By blindfolding the statues, the group wants to draw attention to the climate and ecological crisis. In a statement to the press they said: "politicians, administrators and other public figures need to tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis and take the necessary measures. If they want to be worthy of a statue, they have to take action".

This is the second time this year that the group has put blindfolds on statues.