Royal visit passes without incident
A royal visit by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to three Dutch towns has passed without incident.The Netherlands - A royal visit by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to three Dutch towns has passed without incident. The mayors of the three towns had decreed temporary emergency orders after police warned there were indications that people were planning to cause disturbances during the visits to Dalfsen, Raalte and Ommen in the province of Overijssel.
The emergency measures allowed police to frisk people as a precaution. Demonstrations and the displaying of banners and flags were banned.
The measures follow dramatic events on Queen's Day, 30 April 2009, in the city of Apeldoorn.
On that day a depressed man drove his car into the crowds cheering the passing royal family, killing eight members of the public. The car narrowly missed the royal bus. The car driver died of his injuries later in hospital.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica