The enormous interest in the signature campaign against the 538 party for ten thousand visitors in Breda leads to overload on Petities.nl.

The site is regularly closed on Sunday due to busyness, a spokesman reports.

The petition 'With 538 scorned care' has already been signed more than 125,000 times by noon.

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Initiators are surgeon Rogier Crolla and his employees of the Amphia Hospital in Breda.

They feel as "concerned caregivers, patients on the growing waiting lists, their loved ones and others" that "this ill-considered pseudo-experiment" should be called off.

The so-called 538 Orange Day is one of the new Fieldlab experiments.

The party will take place on April 24 in the center of Breda.

The initiators of the petition do not understand it at all.

"Celebrating a party with 10,000 people 400 meters from a hospital overloaded by COVID-19 is a blow to patients and caregivers," they write.

Radio 538 said in a response through a spokesman for owner Talpa that it regretted the commotion, but does not want to cancel the event.

"Of course we understand the high pressure under which healthcare is currently."

Talpa emphasizes that the event is organized with the approval of the cabinet and that the municipality of Breda is happy to be the host city.

The enthusiasm for tickets for the event was enormous: more than a million people tried to get a ticket.

The cards were distributed by draw.

See also: 538 regrets the commotion, but wants the party in Breda to continue for 10,000 people