Night of Protest Through the Lenses

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Dozens attended the Night of Protest organized by Humanities Rally, ASVA, University of Colour and NU! on Monday night to protest the government budget cuts on education. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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The student association ASVA gave red ribbons to the attendees at the Night of Protest as a sign of demonstration against the government budget cuts on education. The association cuts over 2,000 ribbons before the event. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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From right: Tijmen de Vos, 23, a board member of ASVA, and Maarten Kiers, 23, a third-year business and economics student at UvA, give red ribbons during the Night of Protest as a way to express their discontentment with the government budget cuts on education. The student association had over 2,000 ribbons, which half had already been distributed during the night. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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Gijs van Donselaar gives a talk “towards a nationwide movement” at Oudemanhuispoort on Monday night during the Night of Protest. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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From left: Sophie Valcour, a 21-year-old cultural studies student at AUC, and Annelore van Gool, a 19-year-old first year history student at UvA, listen to poetry at the Night of Protest on Monday night. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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Attendees listen to poetry at the Night of Protest on Monday night. Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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Sophie Valcour, a 21-year-old cultural studies student at AUC, reads two of her poems during the Night of Protest, on Monday night. “I am angry at the reasons why the budget cuts happened,” she said. “I’m not angry at the budget cuts themselves.” Isabel Bonnet / The Amsterdammer

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Isabel Bonnet is a 21-year-old second-year student in communication science at UvA. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Amsterdammer. Before its creation, she worked as a photo editor at the Independent Florida Alligator and did an internship at Le Monde.

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