The victims of a mass shooting in Utrecht on Monday were commemorated with a silent march in the city on Friday. The 16 thousand attendees included Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security, Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, Den Haag mayor Pauline Krikken, and Rotterdam's Deputy Mayor Bert Wijbenga.
A group of Utrecht residents are organizing a silent march for the victims of a shooting on 24 Oktoberplein. The march will start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday on Jaarbeursplein, from where participants will walk to the scene of the attack, NU.nl reports.
"We want do do this for Utrecht", one of the organizers said to DUIC. "We want to show that we will not be knocked apart. And that we are actually getting closer together and supporting each other in this time."
Hundreds of people participated in a silent march through Rotterdam on Tuesday. The march was a protest against sexual harassment and violence, and to show support for a young woman who was brutally raped in the city. They carried signs with texts like "No means no", "We are not objects", "Our rights are not up for grabs, neither are we", and "Private property, consent mandatory".
The residents of the Rotterdam district of De Esch expressed massive support for the Indonesian student who was raped and seriously injured in front of her home in the neighborhood a week and a half ago. In an initiative organized by two local residents, some 530 cards and messages were written for the young woman, NOS reports.
Seventeen year old Mohammed Bouchikhi, who was killed in a shooting at an Amsterdam community center on Friday, will be laid to rest in Morocco. His family are expected to travel with his body to Morocco at the end of this week, Abdou Menebhi, who is in close contact with the family, said to RTL Nieuws.
According to Menebhi, the family is very sad, angry and feels powerless. The funeral in Morocco is a family tradition, he added.
A 46-year-old man arrested after a 12-year-old girl was found dead in his car in Assen on Saturday, was remanded into custody for another 14 days on Wednesday. The man is officially suspected of murder or manslaughter, the Public Prosecutor announced on Twitter.
Many thousands of people flocked to Bunschoten on Thursday evening to take part in a silent march for murdered 14-year-old Savannah Dekker. Savannah's family members did not join the march, because they did not feel emotionally up to it, Bunschoten Mayor Melis vn de Groep said. "Our togetherness is for the family a great hung from our loving community. Savannah always greeted everyone with a hug", he said before the march began, NU.nl reports.
A silent march will be held in Bunschoten on Thursday evening for Savannah Dekker, a 14-year-old local resident who was found killed in a ditch on industrial terrain De Kronkels on Sunday.
On Sunday Amsterdam remembered the Holocaust, the Nazi persecution of Jews in World War II, with a silent march from city hall to Wiertheimpark, where a commemoration was held. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan both spoke at the commemoration, ANP reports.
Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher together lay a wreath ath the monument mirror Never Again Auschwitz on behalf of the government.
Dozens of people participated in a silent march through Amsterdam on Wednesday in honor of a baby that was found dead at the Sloterplas last week
Hundreds of people took part in a silent march through Rotterdam on Tuesday to honor the victims of a mass shooting in a gay bar in Orlando during the early hours of Sunday morning. Dressed in rainbow colors and carrying rainbow flags, American flags and candles, they walked from cafe Ferry on Westblaak to the rainbow zebra crossing on Churchill square.
Amsterdam Nieuw-West residents decided to arrange a silent march and vigil for the baby boy whose body was found in bushes near the Sloterplas last week.
Some 200 people took part in a silent vigil for 23-year-old Dutch-Moroccan Nabil Amzieb in Amsterdam on Sunday. Among them were a remarkable number of women - mothers calling for an end to the gang war that cost so many lives over the past years
A silent march is being held for murdered 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb in Amsterdam on Sunday. The march will begin on the Museumplein at noon, from where participants will walk to Amstelveenseweg, ending in front of closed shisha lounge Fayrouz around 3:00 p.m.
Some 300 from the Rotterdam Shia Muslim community walked a silent march through the city center on Sunday against radicalization. The march was both in honor of the saint Imam Hussein and in memory of the victims of terrorist attacks.
Hundreds of people participated in a silent march in Molenschot on Wednesday evening in honor of Hugo van Houten, the 27 year old man who was shot and killed in the town on Monday night.
About 800 people participated in the silent march for Iris Claassen in Deurne last night, ED reports. Claassen was the only Dutch victim of the Germanwings plane crash in France.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is giving a speech after the moment of silence to commemorate the victims and families of the Charlie Hebdo shootings is concluded. Prime Minister Rutte will make his remarks from Dam Square in Amsterdam.
The victim of the stabbing at Corbulo College in Voorburg on Friday, has passed away.
The victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine were remembered in Hilversum on Sunday afternoon. The memorial service drew thousands of people at the Sint-Vitus Church, exactly one month since the crash, NU.nl reports.
What started as an idea on Facebook snowballed into a gathering where thousands of people were present in Amsterdam to silently march through the city in commemoration of the 283 passengers and 15 crew members lost on flight 17 last Thursday.
Today, the Netherlands will pay tribute to the 298 people lost in the tragic Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last Thursday through several tokens of mourning. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has designated this day a national day of mourning.
In Den Haag, police dismantled a pro-ISIS demonstration as it attempted to disrupt a peaceful protest against ISIS in particular and terrorism in general. Six young radical Muslims were apprehended.