Some 100 people gathered on the Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night to protest against the arrest of a 12-year-old boy on the square earlier this week. Activist Jeffrey Afriyie and politician Sylvana Simons were among the protesters. "Let this be the last tie we deliver our children to people that would rather lock them up than bring them up." Afriyie said speaking at the protest, AD reports.
The police are still looking for the gunman in a shooting on Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. One man was shot in the face. The bullet is still in the man's throat - more than a year after the shooting. Opsporing Verzocht paid attention to this case on Tuesday.
A 31-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested for possession of a loaded machine gun on Thursday, according to the newswire ANP. The man took the gun out of his backpack alongside a group of people while standing on Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam Zuidoost.