Movement in the mid-1960s that focused on provoking violent responses from authorities using non-violent bait.
The Dutch Royal Family was unpopular at the time, and Claus von Amsberg was thought to be unacceptable to many Dutch people because of his Hitlerjugend membership during World War II.
…In the run-up to the wedding Provo made up a fake speech, in which Queen Juliana declared she’d become anarchist and was negotiating a transition of power with Provo. The White Rumour Plan was put into action, as part of which wild rumours were spread in Amsterdam, including that the Provos were preparing to dump LSD in the city water supply.
…In the week after the wedding, the police attacked and beat patrons of a photo exhibition documenting police violence at the royal wedding.
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