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Marches on Broekszaal

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Marches on Broekszaal
First March propaganda poster
First March propaganda poster
Native name Marsen op Broekszaal
English name Marches on Broekszaal
Date 16, 23 and 30 May 2021 AD
Location Broekszaal, New Batavia
Type Protest marches
Theme Recognition and autonomy
Motive Descendants of IIR citizens living in the Green, without any citizenship rights. Later joined by English speaking settlers demanding linguistic autonomy.
Organised by The Green Committee, in co-operation with SCIP
Participants + 300,000
Outcome Independence of Kurum Ash-Sharqia

The Marches on Broekszaal were a series of protest marches in New Batavia towards the city of Broekszaal.

The first march was held on May 16, 2021, it was organized by the Green Committee (Het Groen Komiteit), which united descendants of former IIR citizens still living in the Green. They demanded a westward expansion of New Batavia and citizenship rights.

The second march was held on May 23, 2021. The South Corum Independence Party joined the Green Committee. This party represented settlers, mainly in the governorates of Dar Al-Hoeriya and Al-Ard Al-Moestasliha, where a lot of mixed families live and where English is the majority language, as opposed to Dutch. The protesters now also demanded language rights, next to expansion into the Green.

The third march was held on May 30, 2021. It was felt within the Green Committee that the political demands of the SCIP would overshadow the goals of the Green Committee, being citizenship rights and expansion. The SCIP was asked to support the march, but to leave harsh political demands behind. Nevertheless, this march attracted more than 300,000 protesters. The day after this third March, the cabinet announced to start negotiations with the Green Committee on their demands. The cabinet made a substantial claim, which was accepted on June 09, 2021.


The expansion into the Green didn't satisfy SCIP, which continued to address linguistic issues and pressed for independence. On July 31, 2021 a referendum was held, in which the governorates of Al-Ard Al-Moestasliha and Dar Al-Hoeriya voted to secede from New Batavia. That only to governorates voted two secede, was unexpected. The two seceding governorates formed a Provisional Government of what would become the new nation of Kurum Ash-Sharqia.


# Date Participants Demands
1 2021-05-16 14,500 Expansion and citizenship rights
2 2021-05-23 111,300 Language rights, autonomy, expansion and citizenship rights
3 2021-05-30 312,000 Expansion and citizenship rights