Dutch police use water cannon to clear climate protesters from highway

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch police on Saturday used water cannon to clear several hundred people blocking a major highway in The Hague to protest government subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.

"All protesters who were blocking the A12 (highway) have been removed," police said in a statement.

Led by Extinction Rebellion, protesters have vowed to continue blocking the highway every day until policy is changed. Saturday was the 8th consecutive day of protests.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Toby Chopra)