February 7, 2015

The anti-Islam movement Pegida once again plans to hold a demonstration in Amsterdam this month. The movement plans to hold the demonstration in front of the house of the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhart van der Laan.

An earlier demonstration recently ended in riots in the central area of Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam city. Because of a suspect package that was found in the initial area of protest Pegida needed to move to a different place called Blauwburg. There various groups of counter-demonstrators were present that sought a confrontation, which also took place eventually.

The police arrested twenty people. The people arrested, mostly anti-Pediga demonstrators, were all released shorty after.

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