Police in the northern Dutch city of Leeuwarden took wildcat action on Wednesday, driving slowly on the urban ring road and creating tailbacks.
The police unions said it was a spontaneous and unsanctioned protest and, even though they sympathised with the officers’ frustration at the deadlock in their pay talks, they could not condone it.
Around 60 police officers were involved in the go-slow, driving at a crawl and coming to a halt at roundabouts to create traffic jams. They handed out flyers explaining the reasons for the action.
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