Anne Frank house vandalised

21st May 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam police arrested two boys aged 16 and 17 in the early hours on Sunday for spray-painting graffiti on the Anne Frank house, various other buildings in the area, and the open air photo exhibition on the Westermarkt. The two boys caused thousands of euros of damage, the police said on Sunday.

21 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam police arrested two boys aged 16 and 17 in the early hours on Sunday for spray-painting graffiti on the Anne Frank house, various other buildings in the area, and the open air photo exhibition on the Westermarkt.
 
The two boys caused thousands of euros of damage, the police said on Sunday.

A security guard caught the two red-handed just as they were vandalising the photo exhibition at about 5 am on Sunday. He managed to overpower one of the boys until police arrived.

Police managed to track down the second boy near the Westermarkt.

The organisers of the photo exhibition and the foundation responsible for the Anne Frank house have filed charges for destruction of property. A special company has started to remove the graffiti.

The boys could be held liable for both the cleaning costs and the damages claims.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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