The Public Prosecutor plans to, as far as possible, try all those arrested during the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague over the past few days in summary proceedings. A total of 61 people have been arrested, the majority of them are minors. The Prosecutor expects that there will be more arrests.
The police arrested 34 people during the third night of rioting in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Wednesday night.
Mitch Henriquez' cousin Alex Dijkhoff does not think racism played a roll in the aggressive arrest in The Hague on Saturday that led to his cousin's death.
The riot police were attacked by rioters during another night of rioting in The Hague on Wednesday night. The dozens of police officers were standing in two lines at the intersection of Hobbemastraat and Vaillantlaan when the rioters descended on them.
Aruban arrestee Mitch Henriquez likely died from a lack of oxygen. This was likely caused by the actions of police officers during his arrest on Saturday. Five police officers are suspected of involvement in Henriquez' death.
The mood in Schilderswijk, The Hague was still unsettled on Tuesday night. Young people lit fires in several places. This time the police was ready for the riots. The riot police performed various charges, some to protect firefighters who were extinguishing the fires. A police helicopter circled above the area.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is concerned about what he saw in the videos of Mitch Heriquez' arrest. The Minister of Security and Justice feels the Rijksrecherche's investigation into the arrest is very important. The minister does not want to jump to conclusions on the outcome of the investigation. "But what I've seen, looked very distressful"
The police in the Hague sympathize with Mitch Henriquez' family and friends after he died in police custody on Sunday. "I understand their grief and anger and their call for an independent investigation", Paul Entken, deputy chief of the Police Unit The Hague, said in a statement.
A total of 16 people were arrested during the riots in The Hague on Monday night. The riots started after a demonstration against because of the death of Mitch Henriquez got out of hand.
A witness to Mitch Henriquez' arrest at the Night at the Park music festival in The Hague on Saturday, claims to have seen a police officer striking him on the head while he was lying face down on the ground.
A demonstration against police violence in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Monday night got out of hand. The demonstration followed the death of Mitch Henriquez, a 42 year old Aruban man who died on Sunday in hospital after being arrested at a music festival in the city on Saturday.
The Public Prosecutor has retracted its initial statement on the events leading up to Mitch Henriquez' death in The Hague this weekend.
The Electorale Volksbeweging, the opposition party in Aruba, has written a letter to the Dutch government in which they demand a "thorough investigation" into the death of 42 year old Aruban Mitch Henriquez after he was arrested at a festival in The Hague on Saturday.