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Dutch authorities warn against crowding as skaters take to canals

Dutch authorities warn against crowding as skaters take to canals

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Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Dutch authorities asked ice skaters to stick to their own neighborhoods and take safety precautions as a hard freeze brought enthusiasts out to canals across the Netherlands Saturday. An Arctic blast hit northern Europe, creating favorable conditions for ice skating this week, but authorities have issued warnings to stick to local skating spots and to skate in small groups in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Advertisement "Be wise, go well prepared on the ice," municipality of Molenlanded tweeted, and the security region Brabant-Noord warned, "Celebrate carnival small, at home and online." Authorities also recommended individuals walk or bike to their favorite local skating spots and restricted traffic to ensure emergency vehicles would be able to tra...
Dutch riots: ‘It’s scum doing this’

Dutch riots: ‘It’s scum doing this’

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The Dutch government says it will not lift a curfew, after a third night of violent protests against increased Covid curbs across the Netherlands.Shops in Rotterdam and other cities were looted and Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said: "It's scum doing this". More than 180 arrests have been made.The Dutch chief of police said the riots no longer had "anything to do with the basic right to demonstrate".The criminal violence had to stop, said Prime Minister Mark Rutte.Shop-owners in Rotterdam, Den Bosch and other cities spent Tuesday morning cleaning up the debris from Monday night's violence. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb sent a passionate message to "shameless thieves" who had caused the damage: "Does it make you feel good that you've helped ruin your city? To wake up with a bag full of ...
Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

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Dutch military police shoot knife-wielding man at airport

Dutch military police shoot knife-wielding man at airport

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Dutch military police who shot a man armed with a large knife Monday night at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and arrested another man say they do not believe a terrorist motive was behind the incidentByThe Associated PressOctober 6, 2020, 9:45 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch military police who shot a man armed with a large knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and arrested another man said Tuesday that they do not believe a terrorist motive was behind the incident.The Marechaussee police said in a tweet late Monday night that the man was shot in the leg after ignoring repeated calls to put down the knife in Schiphol's departures hall.The force said in another tweet Tuesday that the man brandishing the knife was a 27-year-old T

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

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A group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial eraByThe Associated PressSeptember 11, 2020, 10:08 AM• 2 min readTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- In an action streamed live on Facebook, a group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial era. The activists were quickly arrested and the statue returned undamaged, the museum said Friday.The Afrika Museum said in a statement that the statue was removed Thursday from the museum located in Berg en Dal, near the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen.One of the Black rights activists, Mwazulu Diyabanza, said in a post on Facebook that the removal of the statue was “part of the recovery of our artw