Imprisonment Of Participants In The Dutch Riots

2021-01-27   |   by CusiGO

A 19-year-old, a neighbor of the Dutch city of the Hague, will be jailed for two months for throwing pebbles at a police car. “I’m really sorry, I’m really ashamed, I don’t admit I’m here,” he told the judge. A 35 year old man from Breda was jailed for inciting violence. Another 46 year old man was sentenced to 90 days in prison, of which 30 days will be in prison and the rest on parole. It is unusual for Dutch judges to pass such harsh sentences on public order disputes without a criminal record, but the seriousness of the massive curfew riots forced them to take special measures commensurate with the situation, the worst in 40 years of government rule in the country. In function and integrity of the forehead.

Meanwhile, prosecutors have begun confiscating bank accounts and cars in an attempt to get the mob to pay for the damage. Although all this has developed rapidly, the images taken during the riots, together with the clues provided by the citizens, have painted a noble portrait. Under the banner of the curfew protest, there were protestors, far right elements, deniers, professional demagogues and many young people living in groups, mainly in their 20s, and a large number of teenagers aged 14-15, who opposed the restriction of movement between 21:00 and 04:45, Without political connections, they will watch curiously and be dragged down by events.

Although police sources said it was “calmer” from Tuesday to Wednesday night, 131 people were arrested. There are about 600 detainees in total. Willem Wolders, the head of police operations, assured that the situation on the streets across the country had changed since Monday, but law enforcement could not relax their vigilance because they were worried that the riots would happen again in the next few days. They have stepped up their vigilance against social media and mobilized the public to avoid the escalation that happened last weekend, when all groups converged and social media was full of messages calling for breaking the curfew in various ways. Some were summoned to protest, while others made it clear online that they would not stop.

On Monday and Tuesday, peaceful protestors disappeared from the streets. The rest, with hundreds of headscarves, shells and cell phones in their hands, planted seeds on the glass road and robbed shops. On Tuesday night, the reaction of most citizens who abide by the curfew began to show. In a spontaneous action, many neighbors were very polite. There are MVV followers, Maastricht football club, farmers from the east of the country, who provide tractors to police to block streets and avoid incidents, or just someone trying to talk to young people next to Ajax stadium at Amsterdam’s bjelmer arena train station. Law enforcement officials appreciate this effort, but they have a responsibility to control the situation. However, as criminologist Henk ferwerda says, this is the first time that so many citizens are reluctant to let their environment be kicked by others.

Curfews are agreed by Congress, announced and implemented in just three days, and there may be no time to digest a measure to reduce fundamental freedoms in a country that must respect them, What’s more, there are sometimes groundbreaking laws in other parts of the world: from the legal use of marijuana in famous coffee shops (1976) to the approval of gay marriage (2001). Now, while the police remain vigilant, the government has set up a fund to help the robbed businessmen. One of them, maaike Neuf é glise, in the town of Den Bosch, sold out within minutes of Monday, and a popular fundraising campaign has raised 100000 euros.