‘De Gele Plu’ means ‘the yellow umbrella’. ‘Plu’ is short for ‘paraplu’. It is a fast growing manifestation trend that we, Welmoed and Carollyne, introduced to the Netherlands in februari 2021.
In januari 2021 we witnessed police brutality at peaceful protests. This prompted me (Welmoed) to think about alternative and especially peaceful ways of protesting. I came up with an idea that would also make us elusive to the police, and right away I was very exited about it. After a short phonecall with an evenly exited Carollyne, the adventure came into motion.
After a number of conclusive brainstorm sessions, we worked out the idea together, and the new manifestation trend ‘De Gele Plu’ was born.
MISSION OF ‘DE GELE PLU’
We support and encourage people who want to stand up for their freedom and fundamental rights to be visable in a loving, peaceful, and comfortable way in which we turn our backs on (police) brutality.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
♥️ Pop out your ‘De Gele Plu’ with positive vibes
IS THE MANIFESTATION DISRUPTED? NO PROBLEM!
♥️ Walk the streets for one hour within the neighborhood of the (original) manifestation
♥️ Everyone (or duo) for themselves, regardless of where you walk
✅ Fill up the street scene
ELUSIVE TO THE POLICE
✅ We radiate love
✅ We keep moving
✅ We distribute
✅ We can spontaneously go undercover (close ‘De Gele Plu’)
✅ UV protection
YELLOW ATTRACTS ATTENTION AND STANDS FOR
GET YOUR ‘DE GELE PLU’
♥️ Get your ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella at manifestations where we are present. Be in time, because ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrellas are highly requested. Check our agenda of find us on facebook where you will find beautiful pictures and videos.
♥️ If you can’t or don’t want to come to manifestations or if you would like to order more umbrellas? Send us a message and get your ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella at one of our pick-up points in The Netherlands.
With a team of volunteers, we decorate all of the umbrellas with beautiful positive words and phrases, such as: ‘Freedom, Unity and Love’, and illustrations of hearts, people hugging, and flowers.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
‘De Gele plu’ is growing rapidly and that is amazing! Our team performs a lot of tasks like decorating, distributing, designing advertisement pages, designating pick-up points, answering e-mails, and running social media. If you would like to become active as a pick-up point we will ask you to come to a decoration-instruction first, after which you start decorating and handing out umbrellas from your home. Would you like to join our team? Send us a message and let us know what your talents are and what you could do to help us out.
EXPENSES & DONATIONS
WILL YOU SUPPPORT OUR MISSION?
We wish to keep handing out ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrellas for free, in order to keep spreading the peaceful message of freedom. Therefore we are dependent on donations.
With a donation of €5 per ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella (blank of decorated) you will help us out to pay for (consumptive) materials (umbrellas, refillable markers, marker ink, and distribution to our pick-up points). Some people donate more money and others less to nothing at all. Everyone contributes in accordance to their ability to do so, and that’s how we do it together.
We appreciate your contribution. Thank you!
Bank account number::
NL24 ASNB 8831 1759 98
In the name W. Arkenaar
CONTRIBUTE IN A DIFFERENT WAY?
♥️ Share this page with your friends and family and your social media platforms.
♥️ Post a picture of yourself with ‘De Gele Plu’ on social media and add #degeleplu.
♥️ Join our team of volunteers.
♥️ Take your ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella with you when you go for a walk to spread (y)our peaceful message of freedom everywhere and to as many people as possible.
WHAT A JOY,
SO MUCH LOVE FOR ‘DE GELE PLU’
Is your ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella broken or damaged?
♥️ Return it, we recycle separate umbrella parts.
♥️ Lost your black cap (on top of the umbrella) or handle? We will replace them for you.
We would love to provide everyone with ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella as efficient as possible. Send us a message. We will respond as soon as possible, but due to the many requests, it could take a bit longer. We thank you for your patience!
BEHIND THE SCENES OF ‘DE GELE PLU’
Below you’ll find the data and locations where ‘De Gele Plu’ is present. In case you can’t find us there, send us a message to get your ‘De Gele Plu’-umbrella at one of our pick-up points.
|For dates & info||please||check our Dutch agenda||❤️ Events & Walks for Freedom|