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Nearly 3,000 people plan to throw rotten eggs at Jeff Bezos' superyacht. Here's why

Jeff Bezos's 430-million-euro ($485 million) superyacht is too big for the iconic Koningshaven Bridge, which dates from 1878 and was rebuilt after being bombed by the Nazis in 1940 during World War II.

February 07, 2022 / 08:46 AM IST
Jeff Bezos's gigantic, 430-million-euro ($485 million) yacht is too big for the iconic Koningshaven Bridge.

Jeff Bezos's gigantic, 430-million-euro ($485 million) yacht is too big for the iconic Koningshaven Bridge.

Residents of the Dutch port city of Rotterdam are not pleased with the plan to temporarily dismantle an historic bridge to allow billionaire Jeff Bezos’ superyacht to pass.

A group of locals has organised an event to throw rotten eggs at the Amazon founder’s superyacht if it ends up forcing Rotterdam’s iconic Koningshaven Bridge to be temporarily dismantled.

Over 2,800 people have said they will show up for the event titled “Throwing eggs at superyacht Jeff Bezos”. Close to 10,000 others have said they’re “interested” in the event on its Facebook page.

“Calling all Rotterdammers, take a box of rotten eggs with you and let's throw them en masse at Jeff's superyacht when it sails through the Hef in Rotterdam,” says the organiser, Pablo Strormann.