Fourteen arrested at "pleasant" Canal Pride

Canal Pride in Amsterdam, 3 August 2019
Canal Pride in Amsterdam, 3 August 2019. (Photo: C.Suthorn/Wikimedia Commons)

A total of 14 people were arrested during Canal Pride activities in Amsterdam on Friday night and Saturday, for crimes ranging from pickpocketing to sailing under the influence. "The police look back on a pleasant Canal Pride", the police said in a statement.

Eleven people were arrested at Pride festivities on Saturday, including seven for sailing under the influence. Three people were arrested at Pride parties on Friday, for pickpocketing, insult, and assault. 

Outside the Pride-related arrest, the police pickpocket team also arrested a total of seven people on Friday night and during the early hours of Saturday morning. Three are suspected of theft, one of violating a restraining order, one of drug dealing, and two of mugging. 

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