Thursday, October 25, 2007

Preventive Frisking again permitted by Rotterdam Police

A series of violent incidents has recently taken place in the center of Rotterdam. As a result, Mayor Ivo Opstelten has authorized the police to carry out preventive frisking in the area for the next six months. It is the tenth time that this has been permitted; the previous period ended in the middle of September. Any person can be frisked for the presence of weapons or ammunition; all cars and luggage can be searched .

*For earlier limitations on civil liberties such as permitting preventive arrests and the right to gather in Amsterdam and Utrecht, see:
October 18:

October 21:

October 23:

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