Member of Parliament resigns over past as environmental activist

This week Wijnand Duyvendak resigned as member of the Dutch Parliament. The reason was an upcoming publication of his book in which Wijnand revealed his past as environmental activist. He admitted to have been involved with the burglary of the Ministry of Economic affairs in which documents were removed about the plans to build new nuclear facilities. Something he had always denied. He is also brought in relationship with the publication of private addresses of top government officials and the call to harass these people. At the addresses of the officials windows were broken, gasoline were poured into the houses and cars damaged.

Wijnand was surprised about the level of uproar his revelations resulted in.

Yes, very surprising, and very surprising that you think you can get away with it and make a buck on the side with the publication of a book about it.