Schilderswijk

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Sep 25 '17 09:42

Young people in The Hague's ethnically diverse neighborhood of Schilderswijk, still harbor a lot of mistrust towards the police, according to a study by the Hague University of Applied Sciences. The researchers note that the relationship showed some improvement over the past years, but the problems are still far from solved, NOS reports.

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Aug 31 '17 13:40

The police solved the murder of a 60-year-old man, who was in The Hague earlier this month, thanks to a DNA match. The perpetrator is a 20-year-old man from The Hague, who died shortly after the murder, AD reports.

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Aug 21 '17 16:00

Islamic organizations are critical of the decision of Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice to ban controversial imam Fawas Jneid from two neighborhoods in The Hague. The ban is in violation of the constitution and is part of the state's witch hunt on anyone who has a different viewpoint than that of the public opinion, the organizations , NOS reports.

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Aug 14 '17 16:30

A mane neighborhood of Schilderswijk on Sunday afternoon, was identified as 57-year-old father of four Alwin Sewnundun, according to the Telegraaf. Shocked local residents told the newspaper that he was beaten with tools.

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Aug 14 '17 07:39

A man was found dead in a parking garage on Rubensstraat in The Hague neighborhood of Schilderswijk on Sunday afternoon. Investigators believe that he was murdered, the police said on Twitter.

The body was found around 2:30 p.m., according to newspaper AD. The police immediately launched an investigation. Around 5:00 p.m. investigators announced that a crime may have been committed.

So far nothing is known about the victim's identity. 

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Apr 21 '17 07:46

A video surfaced of police officers shooting a man in the leg on Hobbemaplein in The Hague. The police confirmed that it involves an incident on the square on April 12th, AD reports.

According to the police, the man was waving a knife and would not listen to police officers' instructions to drop the weapon. A warning shot was fired. When the man still refused to listen to the police, the officers decided to shoot him in the leg.

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Apr 12 '17 10:02

A number of Protestant and Roman Catholic schools in The Hague are scaling back on the Christian character of their Easter celebrations in consideration of their non-Christian students. Leaders of Christian schools in The Hague's multicultural neighborhoods feel it is better to adjust their Easter celebrations to accommodate their mainly non-Christian student bodies, AD reports.

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Sep 19 '16 08:51

Five police officers made "error after error" in the arrest of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague last year, according to two police scientists who investigated the event. Henriquez died a day after being arrested at a music festival in June 2015. His death caused days of rioting in Schilderswijk and weeks of general unrest in The Hague.

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Jun 28 '16 07:37

Eleven people were arrested in The Hague on Monday night during a protest against police brutality. All eleven were arrested for ignoring Mayor Jozias van Aartsen's instructions not to protest in Schilderswijk, the police said in a statement.

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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Mar 23 '16 14:52

"We must remain upright. This is an attack on our open and free society", King Willem-Alexander said in a second response to terrorists attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. The King gave a short speech at De Haagse Markt, a local street market, while visiting the Transvaal and Schilderswijk neighborhoods. Both neighborhoods have substantial numbers of people living there who come from an ethnic minority background, including many from Muslim families.

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Oct 15 '15 14:05

The Public Prosecutor has demanded an 18 month prison sentence, eight of which conditionally suspended, against Micheal van der K. for his involvement in the Schilderswijk riots early in Junes. His case is one of the last to appear in court in a series of trials related to the riots.

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Aug 6 '15 14:32

The investigation team investigating the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague following the death in custody of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez late in June, have released another 10 photographs of people involved in the riots.

Jul 30 '15 12:17

The police have released photos of 10 people involved in the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriques. Ten photos will be released every week until all of the rioters have been identified.

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Jul 24 '15 10:15

The police arrested another five suspects this week in connection with the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez late last month.

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Jul 14 '15 11:35

On Tuesday the police court in The Hague convicted 5 men of committing acts of violence during the third night of rioting in Schilderswijk, The Hague two weeks ago. They were all sentenced to a combination of prison time and community service. Most of them also received a location ban for Schilderswijk. A total of 7 suspects appeared in court on Tuesday.

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Jul 13 '15 10:58

Another seven people suspected of involvement in the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Mitch Henriquez, will be appearing in court on Monday.

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Jul 10 '15 10:43

The police have arrested another 4 suspects in connection with the riots in Schilderswijk, the Hague last week. A total of 250 people have now been arrested.

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Jul 7 '15 12:45

A number of Hague rioters will be appearing before the judge for causing unrest in Schilderswijk on Monday and Wednesday next week, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Jul 7 '15 12:23

A Schilderswijk cop is being threatened after falsely being named the man the one responsible for Mitch Henriquez' death. Marius Blok told his story on the police website.

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Jul 3 '15 15:35

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen of The Hague feels that the measures to prevent riots implemented in Schilderswijk on Thursday worked well last night.

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Jul 3 '15 13:55

The police arrested not 100 but 200 people in The Hague on Thursday night for breaking the ban on assembly, the Public Prosecutor confirmed

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Jul 2 '15 15:41

Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague this week terrible. They should stop immediately. The Prime Minister finds it inconceivable that people are attacking the police and vandalizing property.

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Jul 2 '15 14:47

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.

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