Police prevent clash between ADO and Ajax supporters

Dutch police officers (Stock Photo: Politie)Dutch police officers (Stock Photo: Politie)

The police and municipality of The Hague prevented a clash between ADO fans and Ajax supporters on Sunday. The intention was that Ajax fans would protest on the Maliveld in The Hague on Sunday, but mayor Pauline Krikke changed the location at the last moment to prevent an altercation between fans of the two football clubs. Six ADO supporters were arrested on the Malieveld, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Ajax fans wanted to demonstrate on the Malieveld against the fact that they have been banned from the ADO stadium for years. But dozes of ADO fans gathered on the field to wait for the supporters from Amsterdam. For safety reasons, Krikke therefore decided to send the five buses of Ajax supporters to the International Criminal Court, which is much further away from the city center. The ADO supporters were detained by the police for some time, but were released again later. 

The buses carrying Ajax supporters were stopped on the A44 at Sassenheim and searched. They were then escorted to the International Criminal Court, where the Amsterdam club's supporters held their demonstration without further incident.

Ajax won the match in The Hague on Sunday with 5 goals against ADO's 1. 

Late last week there were several incidents of vandalism in Amsterdam, which seemed to be claimed by ADO supporters on social media.