Prime Minister Mark Rutte faced a lot criticism from opposition parties during the second day of the Budget Debate in parliament on Thursday. Much of the angry words centered around the Prime Minister's statement regarding troublemakers among the young Turkish-Dutch community following an attempted coup in Turkey in July
Ismail Ilgun, the young vlogger who made headlines in recent weeks because of his videos about young people causing trouble in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, apologized for his behavior on Facebook. "I confess that I showed stupid behavior and posted certain things online that is should not have, but it should never have gone this far", he writes.
During the first day of the Budget Debate in Dutch parliament, party leaders focused more on each other than on the Budget and the government's plans for next year. The looming elections played a large roll in the debate
The Dutch government promised to build bridges, but over the past four years gaps between groups in society is the only thing that happened, CDA leader Sybrand Buma said in an interview with newspaper AD.
The police arrested a number of people in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Thursday. Exact numbers are still unclear, but at least four people were arrested, a police spokesperson said to ANP.
Zaanstad Mayor Geke Faber survived a vote of no confidence during a debate on Thursday night about the unrest in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, The vast majority of the city council voted against deposing Faber, only DZ and POV voted in favor
Unknown perpetrators tried to set a fire at the Vomar supermarket in the Poelenburg neighborhood in Zaandam on Wednesday night
A Facebook event was created calling on volunteers to "catch rats" in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg. The event description strongly refers to a group of young people causing trouble in the neighborhood.
The police arrested multiple people in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Monday night. The exact number of arrests are unclear, as are reason they were arrested. The Volkskrant reports that four troublemakers were arrested. According to the Twitter account of police officer Mike Koenekoop, 8 arrests were made.
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
A swastika and racist phrases were spray painted onto the window of a Vomar supermarket in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The police opened a case of vandalism
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
A camera man and reporter for SBS6 program Hart van Nederland was threatened by a group of Turkish youths in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Thursday. The news team was working on a story about nuisance and harassment at a nearby shopping center when the young men confronted them
Amsterdam PvdA-council member Emre Ünver was in a fight with some Turkish youths on Sunday on the Leidseplein. It happened during a gathering of remembrance for a 15-year old Turkish boy who died last week, het Parool reports.