Six arrested in Gaza protest in Utrecht

9th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Six people were arrested for refusing to follow police orders in a demonstration to show support for Palestinians in Gaza.

UTRECHT – The centre of Utrecht, one of the major cities in the central Netherlands, was the scene of trouble on Thursday evening.

During a demonstration to show support for Palestinians in Gaza, police arrested six people for threatening behaviour and refusing to follow police orders.

Utrecht police said about 300 people, mainly youths of Moroccan origin, assembled near the city's main shopping centre where stores were open late, and the streets were packed with shoppers.

In the demonstration described as tense by the police, the protesters carried flags, made a lot of noise and chanted anti-Israeli slogans.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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