Riot police have arrested 10 youths on the staunchly Protestant former island of Urk after another night of disturbances, broadcaster NOS said on Sunday.
On Friday, local mayor Cees van den Bos mayor gave the green light to police to stop and search youngsters whom they suspected maybe out to cause trouble, after last weekend’s unrest, involving arson, vandalism and throwing fireworks.
The trouble was caused by a ‘small group’, Van den Bos said. ‘Most youngsters on Urk are well-behaved,’ he said. ‘It is important that they don’t get dragged astray by the troublemakers.’
There were also problems elsewhere. In Maasdijk, a village of 7,000 southwest of The Hague, police fined 70 youngsters after breaking up a party where ‘social distancing rules were in no way being adhered to’.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.
If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to,
you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.