Within 48 hours, over 12.ooo people have joined the group Ai Amsterdam! online, and 8.000 people showed up at a spontanious protest action yesterday night at the Noordermarkt, where the ‘biggest standing terrace’ was organized. Not only to speak up against the recent ‘thou shall not stand while drinking’ rule, but to the broad idea of living in a police and control state. The name of the viral action network (Ai Amsterdam!) is a critical remark on the cities offical slogan ‘I Amsterdam’. The real creative class opposes openly against the city’s marketing campaign in which paradoxally the ‘creatives’ are the most important target. This is an obvious sign of policy failure. As long as the people that you want to connect with don’t like you, you’ve got a serious problem. Amsterdam has come to that point. Time to open eyes and to take the city back! Support Ai Amsterdam! here!