Provo, which existed from May 15, 1965 until May 13, 1967, had its roots in the happenings performed by Robert Jasper Grootveld
at the Lieverdje statue at Spui square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It developed into
a anarchist movement that spread out to the rest of Holland,
Belgium and beyond. Provo's playful revolt had a profound influence
on countercultural groups as the diggers and the yippies.
Provo symbol scratched into the Paleisstraat wall of the Royal Palace at Dam Square by Robert Jasper Grootveld
Image reproduced with kind permission from Robbert de Vries