Jan Holtman went on hunger strike to protest against the gas extraction by the NAM, the slow payment of damages and the difficult settlement of the so-called complex cases.
His camp is based in Appingedam oppositie of the CVW building (Centrum Veilig Wonen), the official point of contact for earthquake damage. This office is said to cause a lot of stress with victims of the gas quakes. Mr holtman ended his four-week hunger strike because his health deteriorated rapidly. The result of the action was that some difficult and closed files were re-opened again.