The court in Arnhem ordered the judiciary to do another investigation into a police officer hitting a woman on the head with a baton during riots in Geldermalsen in 2015. The judiciary dropped the case, but that investigation was incomplete, the court ruled on Friday, ANP reports.
The Gelderland town of Geldermalsen will not get any form of asylum center, the town council letter. According to the council, after anti-asylum center riots in the town last year, opening an asylum center is "unwise"
Four men received prison sentences on Monday for their involvement in riots against the arrival of an asylum center in Geldermalsen in December last year
Five men from Geldermalsen and surroundings are appearing in the court in Arnhem on Monday to account for their role in anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December last year. They are being charged with disruption of the democratic order, a law that is hardly ever used in the Netherlands, according to both NOS and NRC.
The hotline for reporting Islam-phobia recorded a total of 158 cases of violence against Muslims in the Netherlands last year. In 90 percent of these cases, women wearing headscarves were targeted. 29 percent of those incidents involved physical violence. In most cases the perpetrators were white men, according to the hotline's annual figures.
There will be no asylum center in the Brabant town of Heesch. The municipal council of Bernheze voted against it on Thursday
Five Heesch residents were banned from parts of the Noord-Brabant town after a few dozen people were seen hanging anti-asylum center flyers all over the village on Tuesday
The Dutch government and a number of retailers are concerned about asylum debates turning into riots, threats and violence. Retailers in Enschede sent a letter to the mayor expressing their concern about an anti-asylum center protest scheduled in the town on Saturday. Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs made extra money available for local governments to use for extra security.
Hans Spekman, chairman of the PvdA, thinks that PVV leader Geert Wilders is "dangerous" to democracy and society with his statements and calls on the public to revolt against asylum seekers
There will be no large asylum center in Heesch, following violent protests against the arrival of some 500 asylum seekers in the small Brabant town. A majority in the city council voted against the center, the municipality of Bernheze announced on Wednesday
Recognizable photos of suspects involved in anti-asylum riots in Geldermalsen on December 16th, were released on a broadcast of investigation program Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night.
The police arrested two men from Geldermalsen on Monday in connection with the anti-asylum center riots in the city in December. A total of six current suspects are still at large.
Geldermalsen Mayor Miranda de Vries once again apologized for the way the municipality dealt with plans for an asylum center in the town. The municipality should have communicated better with the residents of Geldermalsen, she said at the beginning of a council meeting on Tuesday on the turmoil the asylum debate caused in the municipality
Eighteen suspects are appearing in court on Wednesday and Thursday in connection with a violent attack on an emergency asylum shelter in Woerden in October last year
Family members of Saskia van Kessel released a video which they believe show police officers throwing the 39-year-old woman to ground and her hitting her head against the pavement during the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen in December. Several witnesses stated that two police officers - a blonde woman and a man - then beat her on the head with batons
The police posted photos of people involved in the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen on December 16th, on their website on Friday. The faces in the photos are blurred out. If the rioters do not turn themselves in by Wednesday, the police will show the photos - without the blur - on the broadcast of Bureau GLD that same day. If that still does not deliver the desired results, the photos will be shown in the popular program Opsporing Verzocht on February 2nd.
Anti-Islam party PVV denounced violence and riots surrounding the talks of opening asylum centers in various parts of the country during a debate in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament on Tuesday
Ede mayor Cees van der Knaap (CDA) is calling on the Cabinet to give each municipality its own quota of how many asylum seekers it needs to take in, like is already done with refugees who were granted a residency permit. That way everyone knows where they stand, he said