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Pegida demonstration in Groningen, 9 Apr 2017
Apr 10 '17 12:55

Four underage boys were arrested in Groningen on Sunday just before two demonstrations in the city - one by anti-Islam movement Pegida and a counter protest by Groningen Tolerant. According to the police, they boys were arrested for being in the possession of fireworks and brass knuckles and not being able to identify themselves, GIC reports.

A few hours after the protests, the police said that the arrested boys seemed to have no connection to the Pegida demonstration.

Some 2,000 march hand in hand through Amsterdam against anti-LGBT violence, 5 Apr 2017
Apr 6 '17 08:27

About 2 thousand people participated in a march against anti-LGBT violence through Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. The participants marched hand-in-hand from Dam Square to the Gay Monument at Westermarkt, ANP reports.

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Mar 17 '17 07:45

A Dutch-Turkish protest planned in Rotterdam on Friday afternoon is canceled, the organizers announced on Facebook. They can't guarantee the safety of the participants and therefore feel it's better not to go through with it, AD reports.

The protest, "Solidarity for Turks", was to advocate for freedom of expression for Dutch-Turks in the Netherlands and against police violence during previous protests at the Turkish consulate this past weekend. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb gave permission for the protesters to march from Central Station to Schouwburgplein between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Police officers on Dam square in Amsterdam due to a demonstration by Turkish-Dutch, 12 March 2017
Mar 13 '17 07:37

On Sunday night the police were forced to intervene in a demonstration by about 250 Turkish-Dutch in Amsterdam. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan put the demonstration to an early end around 10:45 p.m. due to disruptions of public order and traffic, the municipality announced. Riot police units were deployed and eventually chased the demonstrators home using water cannons, AD reports.

Thousands gather on Malieveld in The Hague to protest against Trump, 1 Feb 2017
Feb 2 '17 07:56

Thousands of people gathered on the Malieveld in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon for a Holland against Hate demonstration against American president Donald Trump. The initiators want the protest to show that the Netherlands is against Trump's "xenophobic policy" of They also hope to convince the Dutch government to send the same signal.

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Nov 4 '16 07:23

A group of Kurdish people got together in The Hague during the early hours of Friday morning to protest against the arrest of two chairmen of the Turkis pro-Kurdish party HDP and nine other parliamentarians of the same party. It is unlcear how many people took part in the demonstration in the center of the Hague, but according to the police, there were no incidents, ANP reports.

Nov 2 '16 09:22

Anti-blackface group Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) plans to protest in Maassluis during Sinterklaas' national arrival on November 12th. "For us 2016 will be the last year that December has an aftertaste of colonialism, slavery and opression", the group said according to RTL Nieuws.

According to the KOZP, Zwarte Piet in his current form is a racist figure. 

Sep 26 '16 08:48

Thousands of people took part in an 8 km march through Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon. They were demonstrating for a diverse Netherlands united as one, along with new movement Ieder1

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Sep 15 '16 07:51

Mayor Jaap Kuin of the municipality Pekela issued an emergency decree on Wednesday night after a call on Facebook to gather at the asylum center in Oude Pekela, Groningen

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Sep 12 '16 07:45

A total of 20 people were arrested around a not-very-well-attended Pegida demonstration in The Hague on Sunday. Among them was leader of the anti-Islam group Edwin Wagensveld, who was arrested again for wearing a swastika on his shirt

Jun 27 '16 08:11

The Hague mayor Jozias van Aartsen decided not to allow a protest march against police brutality to go through the Schilderswijk neighborhood on Monday. Protesters will have to go another route. Protest organizers are furious. "We now have to demonstrate along a route that is invisible. You mat express your opinion, but only if as few people as possible hear it", one of the organizers said to Den Haag FM.

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Jun 7 '16 16:30

Anti-Islam movement Pegida will be demonstrating in Breda on June 18th. The municipality approved the demonstration on the Kasteelplein, Pegida Nederland spokesperson Dewin Wageveld said to Omroep Brabant.

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Mar 28 '16 10:01

Several hundred Dutch people of Turkish and Moroccan descent demonstrated against terrorism in Rotterdam on Sunday. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb also participated and gave a speech.

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Mar 21 '16 13:20

Some 1,500 people participated in a protest march against racism and discrimination through the city of Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon. The march started on the Beursplein and ended on the Museumplein

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Feb 25 '16 10:48

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan gave the go-ahead for anti-Islam movement Pegida to protest in the capital on Saturday. So far no counter-demonstration application was received, but according to the municipality, there are "concrete indications" that Pegida opponents will again try to disrupt the demonstration.

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Feb 15 '16 10:26

Hundreds of asylum seekers are expected to march from the Heumensoord asylum camp to the Nijmegen town hall on Monday to express their discontent about conditions in the tent camp

Feb 15 '16 07:48

One person died over the weekend after participating in a protest against Swarte Pyt, the Frisian version of Zwarte Piet also portrayed in blackface makeup. The protestor died of natural causes on a bus returning to the Randstad area after the protest in Grou, Friesland on Saturday

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Nov 26 '15 12:30

A group of about 40 activists blocked the entrance to the grounds where a camp for failed asylum seekers is being constructed on Thursday morning. The group calls Camp Zeist a "family prison".

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Nov 9 '15 07:32

The police arrested 32 people during the Pediga demonstration in Utrecht on Sunday. Both supporters and opponents of the anti-Islam movement were arrested. The arrests were made for a number of reasons, including refusal to follow police instructions, inability to provide an identity document and trying to disrupt the protest

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Nov 6 '15 13:24

The municipality of Utrecht has rejected anti-Islam movement Pediga's request to hold a second protest in the city this weekend. "The risk of disorder is too great." Pediga will not be allowed to protest in the city on Saturday, but the protest already arranged in the Hogelandsepark on Sunday may go through.

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Oct 12 '15 15:37

A total of ten people were arrested in Utrecht on Sunday after a demonstration organized by anti-Islam movement Pegida Nederland got out of hand. All but one of these suspects have since been released.

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Sep 14 '15 11:00

More than a thousand people gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to demonstrate for a more generous European policy. The demonstration started early in the afternoon on Dam square, followed by a march through the city.

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Sep 4 '15 16:02

The Golden Coach has joined Zwarte Piet as another symbol of Dutch culture that can be construed as racist. Action group De Grauwe Koets, The Sooty Coach in English, has organized a demonstration against the famous Dutch coach on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday. According to the for the demonstration, the coach's panels contain "racist images which glorify the colonial past".

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Aug 31 '15 12:52

TSN Thuiszorg, the largest home care organization in the Netherlands has announced its 5th reorganization, which will involve 436 permanent employees working as home care assistants being laid off and 218 employees on fixed-term contracts not having their contracts extended. A poll commissioned by union FNV has shown that 85 percent of the Dutch population is against the cutbacks in healthcare.

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