Netherlands launches anti-terrorism campaign

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18 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam and its neighbouring municipality launched the 'Netherlands against terrorism' campaign on Monday.

18 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam and its neighbouring municipality launched the 'Netherlands against terrorism' campaign on Monday.

Mayors Job Cohen (Amsterdam) and Jan van Zanen (Amstelveen) were joined for the launch by anti-terrorism coordinator Tjibbe Joustra and police chief Bernard Welten.

The national campaign is designed to encourage members of the public to be alert to the threat of terrorism and will cover the Amsterdam-Amstelveen region, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Posters throughout the cities and public transport systems will encourage the public to report suspicious activities to the police by ringing the emergency number 112 or by alerting transport staff. There will also be adverts on television and radio, with information on what to do in the event of a terror threat.

The national campaign is based on trial schemes in Amsterdam and Rotterdam last year. Those schemes were entitled 'Alles ogen helpen' (all eyes help).

Amsterdam's crisis management team, headed by Mayor Cohen, maintains there is an ongoing and real chance of a terrorist attack. "The government is doing all that it can to minimise the chance of an attack," he said.

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Subject: Dutch news

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