Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Hague: Mayor Remains on Holiday, Despite Riots and Violence

“The riots in the Schilderswijk in the Hague are unacceptable”, said Minister of Safety and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (Liberal Party).  However, the Mayor, Jozias van Aartsen, remains on holiday, so there was no declaration from the municipality on this issue. De Telegraaf lists the many incidents in the “international town of peace and justice”: psychiatric patients were bullied out of the neighborhood, fans of the terror organization ISIS dream of establishing a Caliphate in the neighbhorhood, there is open Jew-hatred, violence is perpetrated against journalists and demonstrators, and now there are also extreme rightist slogans that appear.  The municipality, however, remains largely silent.

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