Six new arrests in October asylum center riot

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Riot police on guard at an information evening on an asylum center in Rotterdam (Photo: Twitter/@GertonPolitiek)Riot police on guard at an information evening on an asylum center in Rotterdam (Photo: Twitter/@GertonPolitiek)

Six people were arrested for their involvement in disturbances during an information evening in Rotterdam about a possible asylum center on October 15th. 

Emotions were running high during the meeting and riot police officers were deployed to keep things calm. After the meeting a group of people hung around on Groeninx van Zoelenlaan, where they blocked the tram lane, threw stones and fireworks at police officers and stole police clothing from a police car. Three people were arrested that same night.

The new suspects are all from Rotterdam and aged 15, 16, 21, 22, 27 and 48 years old. hey are all suspected of public violence.

The police are still looking for a number of suspects.

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