Protesters chain up Islamic primary school in Leiden

Primary school Er Risèlèh in Leiden
Primary school Er Risèlèh in LeidenPhoto: @PegidaNederland / Twitter

Protesters chained and locked the front- and back doors of Islamic primary school Er Risèlèh on Stadhouderslaan in Leiden during Sunday night. A number of news sources attributed the action to anti-Islam movement Pegida. Pegida Nederland expressed support for the action on Twitter, but said that it was organized by Leiden residents, reports

"Dutch people oppose Islamic education", was written on a pamphlet left at the school.

The police cut the chains on Monday morning and the school was able to open at the usual time. To be safe, the school decided to keep its doors closed on Monday, so that strangers couldn't come in from the street and disrupt the lessons.