Wednesday, October 28, 2015

At least 56 Aldermen Threatened in Past Year and a Half

In the past year and a half at least 56 Dutch aldermen have been threatened. This results from a survey undertaken by the Assocation of Aldermen. (Wethoudersvereniging). In addition 27 aldermen were subject to aggression and violence whereas 109 were insulted. Of all these only 29 complained with the police. Arne Werveling, the Chair of the Association stated that the number of complaints is far too low in view of the large number of incidents. The survey was sent to all 1500 aldermen, of which 480 answered.

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