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Kick Out Zwarte Piet blocked from protesting racism in Friesland Netherlands on Sinterklaas
Nov 9 '18 14:18

The court in Leeuwarden sentenced pro-Zwarte Piet activists to community service between 80 and 240 hours for preventing two buses of anti-Zwarte Piet protesters from reaching the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum in November last year, NU.nl reports. 

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Oct 12 '18 15:40

The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison against one of the 34 people suspected ofso that two buses carrying anti-Zwarte Piet protesters could not reach the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum last year. The other 33 suspects face community service, NOS reports.

Kick Out Zwarte Piet blocked from protesting racism in Friesland Netherlands on Sinterklaas
Oct 8 '18 13:10

The trial against 34 people suspected of from reaching the national Sinterklaas arrival celebrations in Dokkum last year, started on Monday. The case was suspended shortly after it started because one of the judges, Willem Sikkema, lost consciousness, AD reports.

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May 9 '18 08:26

Police officers fired shots at a motorist after chasing him through Groningen city center during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The suspect was arrested and no one was injured.

The police reported the incident on Twitter around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The police received a report of someone driving dangerously in the center of Groningen. They spotted the motorist, who sped away when he noticed the cops. The officers gave chase.

Kick Out Zwarte Piet blocked from protesting racism in Friesland Netherlands on Sinterklaas
Apr 19 '18 12:50

A total of 34 Zwarte Piet supporters will be criminally prosecuted for before Sinterklaas' national arrival in Dokkum last year, the Prosecutor announced. They blocked the highway to prevent anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum to demonstrate at the arrival party.

Kick Out Zwarte Piet blocked from protesting racism in Friesland Netherlands on Sinterklaas
Nov 20 '17 16:00

Over 36 thousand euros was raised in under two days in an action launched to cover any possible fines imposed on people who to stop three buses carrying Kick Out Zwarte Piet protesters from reaching Dokkum on Saturday.

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May 30 '17 12:25

A military truck driver was arrested after he crashed his truck into a traffic jam on the A7 near Middenmeer on Monday afternoon. One person was killed and another was wounded in the accident, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 19 '17 13:20

The police arrested a 49-year-old man on the A7 between Drachten and Groningen on Tuesday afternoon for playing his saxophone behind the wheel. The man had the saxophone lying on the steering wheel. He wasn't blowing into it, but was playing the valves with his fingers, the police said, according to NU.nl.

Police officers noticed the man because of his driving behavior - he was driving at less than 90 kilometers per hour, close behind a truck and was not driving in a "flowing line", according to the police. The police therefore decided to pull him over.

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Apr 19 '16 14:50

Road inspector Eddie had a busy morning on Tuesday. He rescued both a lost tourist and a family of geese from the A7 highway

Jan 5 '16 13:40

The ice covered roads in the northern parts of the Netherlands caused dozens of car accidents so far.

Sep 7 '15 13:15

Two people were killed in a head-on collision caused by a car driving the wrong way on the A7 between Abbekerk and Middenmeer on Sunday night.

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Dec 26 '14 13:42

A 22 year old woman from Winkel was seriously injured on the A7 at Purmerend this morning. The woman was trying to warn motorists of slickness on the road when she was hit by a car.

Jan 20 '14 04:32

A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.

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