Attempt at kidnapping Juliana of the Netherlands
On March 3 that year two South-Moluccan youngsters were stopped by the police and found carrying weapons and ammunition in their car. Their plan was to rent a heavy truck and crash into the gate of the Soestdijk Palace where Juliana resided, and then with 37 others kidnap the queen. The goal was to force the Dutch government to acknowledge the Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS) as an independent state and try to make the Indonesian government do the same. This was one of a series of actions for this cause during the 1970s.
Seventeen South-Moluccan youngsters were tried and convicted and sentenced to up to 6 years imprisonment.
- Train hostage Wijster 1975
- Indonesian consulate hostage 1975
- Train hostage in De Punt 1977
- School hostage in Bovensmilde 1977
- Province Hall hostage Assen 1978