One in four politicians in Gelderland faced aggression over the past year, according to a study I & O Research did on behalf of the Province of Gelderland. Among mayors in Gelderland municipalities, 56 percent were faced with aggression, the Gelderlander reports.
Dutch campers club NKC launched a special hotline for customers after receiving reports that several people were threatened by camper companies after placing a bad review online. Some customers report being intimidated, threatened with lawsuits or even fines of up to 5 thousand euros, the Volkskrant reports.
A new reporting point was established for Dutch-Moroccans to report racial abuse, religious abuse or any form of intimidation and threats. Reports to Rif Alert! can be made by mail or their website, ANP reports.
Police officers in Rotterdam were threatened by supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb wrote to the city council. According to him, there were "several signs of threat and intimidation" and these were mostly directed at officers with a Turkish background, RTL Nieuws reports.
Tensions are heating up among taxi drivers in Almere to a point where some drivers are calling it a taxi war, Omroep Flevoland reports. Taxi drivers are not supposed to interfere in the customer's choice of taxi, but the do so in Almere - threatening and intimidating each other to win a customer, according to the broadcaster.
Child protection caregivers increasingly face aggression and intimidation from parents of families they work with. In some cases the attacks get so severe that the caregivers find that they can no longer do their jobs, NOS reports.
A total of 21 thousand children in the Netherlands are under the supervision of child protection agencies. Two thirds of these kids were taken from their homes and laced in care. Child protection workers are regularly harassed by parents who are angry about their involvement in their lives.
Two in five notaries faced some for of intimidation or assault during the course of his or her duties, accordiing to a study by notaries' association KNB. This ranges from curses, threats with a weapon, physical assault or even stalking, BNR reports.
Over a thousand notaries took part in the study. 42 percent faced threats. Slightly more than half of them are men. In 10 percent of these cases, it happened in the past year. Most threatened notaries were threatened once or twice, but 6 percent faced threats 6 to 12 times.
The Dutch journalist association NVJ launched an investigation to find out how often journalists get intimidated while doing their jobs. This investigation follows reports that motorcycle gang No Surrender threatened Panorama journalist Mylene de la Haye to not publish a series of articles on the gang
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined, ANP reports.
The detainees are suspected of, among other things, disrupting peace, breaking curfew, breaking the ban on assembly, violence, intimidation, sedition, defamation and destruction of property.
The unrest was caused by a group of young people that posted video blogs on YouTube of them vandalizing property or harassing bystanders.
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined
With threats and intimidation motorcycle gang No Surrender forced weekly magazine Panorama to stop publishing stories about the motorcycle gang, NRC reports. In 2014 two No Surrender leaders forced chief editor Frans Lomans to sign a contract stating that journalist Mylene de la Haye is no longer to write and publish articles about the motorcycle gang, according to the newspaper.
Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer received "dozens of threats" following a report she released on Zwarte Piet on Friday. She reported the threats to the police and is pressing charges
Residents of the Maassluis neighborhood of Burgemeesterwijk have had enough of a group of young people causing trouble in the neighborhood. According to them, noise problems turned into vandalism, threats and intimidation, with troubles escalating over the past three weekends
Zaandam councilor Juliette Rot pressed charges of threats and intimidation against a group of Turkish-Dutch young people from the Poelenburg neighborhood after they interrupted an interview she was giving about vandalism at a local supermarket
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice strongly disapproves of an incident in which a group of Turkish young people threatened a Hart van Nederland reporter and camera man in Zaandam. But he also feels that the situation should not be exaggerated
Several dozen people reported being threatened or intimidated as a result of rising tensions in the Turkish-Dutch community, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Thursday. According to him, all these reports are linked to unrest between different groups within the Turkish community in the Netherlands
A massive 26 percent of city councilors have to deal with aggression, threats, intimidation or violence during the course of their duties as councilor. Most of them never report this to the police, according to a new study done by the Periklesinstituut
A verbal protester against plans for an asylum center in Sliedrecht got a visit from the police on Monday, warning him to be careful of what he says on Twitter. Mark Jongeneel was at work when a police officer showed up at his door. "He told me to watch my words if I tweet about plans for an asylum center", he said
Motorcycle club violent crime in Noord-Holland, and throughout the Netherlands, is often promoted by the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels.
A number of Buddhist monks and teachers in the Netherlands have been sexually abusing students for decades. Victims include both men and women, some of them minors. Victims are finally coming forward to tell their story.
The court in Istanbul today sentenced Shaban B. to 7 years and 9 months in a Turkish prison for human trafficking and participation in a criminal organization, NU reports. B. has appealed the ruling
2,741 (violent) incidents were recorded in Dutch asylum centers in the first 6 months of last year. These include 13 suicides, 80 suicide attempts, 124 intimidations and threats, 47 assaults, 58 missing people, 23 hunger strikes, 4 self-immolations and 10 suspicions of human trafficking. In the first half of 2014 there were about 12 thousand asylum seekers in Dutch centers, that number has doubled in the meantime.
31 percent of teachers are being bullied. Mostly by students, but parents, colleagues and the school board also participate in bullying.
Two female students have stepped to the judge to plead their case against an administrator of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) of sexual intimidation. After attempting to deal with the issue at the school itself, the students were kicked out, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.