Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thirty Percent of Municipal Counselors Have Been Threatened

A poll by the daily Trouw shows that 30% of municipal counselors have been threatened at least once. Antoon Claassen, the leader of the Green Left Party in Wassenaar, complained to the police the first time he was threatened. He was told that those who make the most serious threats almost carry them out. After the next threat he was beaten up. Three out of four politicians do not complain to the police about such threats. In towns above 100,000 residents 46% of the counselors have been threatened.

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