Parliament to debate riots

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14 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Parliament will most likely debate the disturbances in the Utrecht neighbourhood of Ondiep next week.

14 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Parliament will most likely debate the disturbances in the Utrecht neighbourhood of Ondiep next week.

MPs first want a letter from ministers Guusje ter Horst (Home Affairs), Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Justice) and Ella Vogelaar (Living, Neighbourhoods and Integration) about the causes of the riots, the measures taken by the municipality, and the role of the "riot tourists," who came from other cities to get involved in the disturbances.

Parliament asked for this letter at the initiative of Freedom party PVV leader Geert Wilders on Wednesday. Wilders initially wanted an emergency debate on the matter tomorrow but the other factions wanted to give the cabinet more time to come with the information.

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