Three arrested after brawl at Zaandam conference center

Arrest (Stock Photo: Politie)Arrest (Stock Photo: Politie)

The police arrested three people after a brawl at a conference center in Zaandam during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A 22-year-old from Germany, a 28-year-old from Heiloo and a 29-year-old from Hoorn are all suspected of public violence, AD reports.

A party, attended by around 350 people, turned into a brawl during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The organizer of the event decided to end the party, but the attendees refused to leave and the police were called in. 

According to AD, some party attendees turned against the police and threw stones at officers. The building was cleared out with the help of around 80 police officers. A group that traveled to Amsterdam by train caused delays for trains departing from Zaandam, ProRail reported.

Various news sources reported on Tuesday that the event was for Eritreans living across the Netherlands. The police would not confirm this to AD.