Protesters at the Dutch embassy in Rome (Picture: Twitter/@arnoldklein77) - Credit: Protesters at the Dutch embassy in Rome (Picture: Twitter/@arnoldklein77)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:44
Handful of Rome protestors at Dutch embassy
About 20 Italians protested with red and white tulips near the Dutch embassy in Rome yesterday, NOS reports. The protest was to show their dissatisfaction about the damage done to national heritage Barcaccia fountain by rioting Feyenoord supporters. The protesters want the perpetrators to pay for the repairs. The road to the embassy was blocked by three police vans and no one was allowed near the building. According to the newspaper, the Dutch ambassador later popped out to speak to the protesters. Senators from the Eerste Kamer wrote a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte suggesting that the Netherlands make a financial contribution to the repairs of the fountain.