Middelburg students protest against police

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30 November 2007, MIDDELBURG – Hundreds of secondary school students in Middelburg went on strike just before 10 am on Friday. Unlike students in Amsterdam, they are not protesting the minimum classroom hour requirement but rather the police's actions during a demonstration against the hour requirement last Friday.

30 November 2007

MIDDELBURG – Hundreds of secondary school students in Middelburg went on strike just before 10 am on Friday. Unlike students in Amsterdam, they are not protesting the minimum classroom hour requirement but rather the police's actions during a demonstration against the hour requirement last Friday.

The pupils have gathered on the school grounds of the Christian School District of Walcheren.

The demonstration against the classroom hour requirement got out of hand last week. There were riots and six students were arrested. Officers broke up the demonstration using truncheons. 10 students subsequently filed complaints against the police. Police corps commander Koos Schouwenaar issued an apology on Monday. He is also present at the demonstrations today, taking place at three schools.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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