Dutch police arrested more than 1,500 climate activists on Saturday during a demonstration in The Hague.

Iran PressEurope: Activists of the Extinction Rebellion climate group gathered in the centre of the city on Saturday, in protest against Dutch fossil fuel subsidies.

Police used water cannons to disperse activists blocking a major road in the city and arrested “a total of 1,579 people … 40 of whom will be prosecuted” on charges including vandalism.

The protests marked the seventh organized by Extinction Rebellion in this area of The Hague, but the highest number of people arrested so far, according to ANP.

The environmental campaign group has in recent years garnered media attention through disruption, hitting roads, airports, and other public transport networks with direct action protests against climate change.