Riot police clears Hague square of out of control football fans
The riot police was deployed to clear Jonckbloetplein in The Hague overnight when a celebration of Oranje's 3-2 win against Ukraine got out of hand. The dozens of people who gathered on the square lit fires, set off fireworks and pelted cops with stones, RTL Nieuws reports.
Large groups of football fans gathered on the square to celebrate the Dutch team's victory in its first European Championship final round in nine years. After midnight, the fires started. Police officers who tried to intervene, were pelted with stones, prompting the deployment of the riot police.
By 01:00 a.m. the square was clear of people, and calm had returned, a police spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws. Whether any arrests were made, is not clear.
Chaos Jonckbloetplein pic.twitter.com/unOM9tuXq2— Bob van Keulen (@BobHGL) June 13, 2021
Politie gaat vegen. Zwaar vuurwerk vlak bij me vandaar beeld zo. pic.twitter.com/u16mdTj1zU— Bob van Keulen (@BobHGL) June 13, 2021
Er werd volop met stenen naar de politie gegooid. pic.twitter.com/lrcruoyXmj— Bob van Keulen (@BobHGL) June 13, 2021
Jonckbloetplein ontruimd. pic.twitter.com/lH2A0qOuK8— Bob van Keulen (@BobHGL) June 13, 2021
Brandweer Laak blust rest op het Jonckbloetplein. pic.twitter.com/XLRsV0d1qF— Bob van Keulen (@BobHGL) June 13, 2021