38 arrested during Amsterdam Pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride canal parade 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@Kwebbelkop)Amsterdam Gay Pride canal parade 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@Kwebbelkop)

The police arrested a total of 38 people during Amsterdam Pride this past weekend, including 17 pickpockets. Six people were arrested for assault, eight for other types of theft, four for sailing under the influence of alcohol, and one for being unable to identify himself. Four of the detainees are suspected in "LGBTQ-related cases", the police said in a statement. 

Four police officers sustained minor injuries while arresting a group of four suspects of theft. The suspects were in possession of multiple phones and bank cards.

In total 122 crimes were reported during Pride Amsterdam, compared to 300 last year. Though the police expect that the number of reports will increase during the course of this week, as people file reports late.

The police described the atmosphere of the Canal Parade as "pleasant" and said that they are satisfied with the course of the event. The organizers of Amsterdam Pride also said that they were satisfied with the 2018 edition.