Title: Blauwemaandag. Omdat mijn huis daar stond 24 maart 1975. Een verslag in fotoos van de gebeurtenissen
Photographer(s): Pieter Boersma, Vincent Mentzel, Roberto Peters, Wim Ruigrok, Rob Stolk, Dolf Toussaint, Gerda van der Veen, Hannes Wallrafen and Koen Wessing
Writer(s): Albert Blitz, Loe van Nimwegen.
Designer(s): Albert Blitz, Loe van Nimwegen.
Publisher(s): Aktiegroep Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherland
Print run: 2000
Size: 20,5 x 14 cm
Edition: 2nd Aktiegroep Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherland, 1975
Print: Goedkoop Leven
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: The Netherland,1975
Blauwe Maandag documents the running battles between protestors and police during protests against the destruction of the old Nieumarkt area of Amsterdam in order to make way for a transport interchange. It takes its title from the blue uniform worn by the Dutch police.
the occasion for this publication was the demolition of the historical Nieuwmarket district in Amsterdam's city center to make an underground rail link with the new satellite city of the Bijlmermeer in south-east Amsterdam and the resistance to this development. Grimily printed photos with handwritten captions tell the story of the inevitable destruction of the Nieuwmarkt like a comic strip, now and then interspersed with newspaper clipping and drawings