The following report was sent to Gates of Vienna by our expatriate Dutch correspondent, H. Numan.
The authorities and the official media of The Netherlands told us the New Year celebrations have been reasonably quiet. Nothing to worry about. Move along now!
Was it that quiet? See for yourself:
- The damage is estimated by insurance companies to be around €11 million. €4 million of that figure is for torched cars alone.
- In the city of Utrecht 30 cars were torched. The police reported lacking manpower to handle the situation(s).
- The fire department of The Hague reports 800 fires.
- There were 95 arrests in The Hague, 85 in Rotterdam and 44 in Utrecht for vandalism
- The police station in Slotervaart (where a muslim earned himself a 72 yr old virgin recently) was besieged by muslims, damaged and tree police cars vandalized. No arrests were made. The riot police were present, but didn’t act.
- 109 cars were burned in The Hague.
- 22 schools were burned, some burned out, most with severe damage. The previous year ‘only’ seven schools were burned…
- In North Holland province two police departments made 47 arrests for disturbing the peace and rioting. Also there was one arrest for a stabbing incident.
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- In Gelderland province 30 arrests for the same.
- In Amersfoort six cars were torched.
- Police in Barneveld didn’t act upon rioting youths, so as not to aggravate the situation. (They probably learned that from Amsterdam, where the police rarely act, for the same reason.)
- In many places the police were hindered by people throwing stones to prevent the fire brigades and ambulances from doing their work.
Now do a quick calculation. Estimate the average value of a car at €10,000. Since the damage amount is €4 million, at least 400 cars must have been burned.