Wedding celebrations in the most culturally enriched countries of Western Europe are opportunities for “New Europeans” to ostentatiously showcase their wealth while laying claim to the territory that used to belong to Europeans.
The following translation by FouseSquawk reports on one such wedding in Rotterdam. The translator includes this note:
Turks and Moroccans are constantly doing this during wedding processions. Recently a cop was beaten trying to intercede. This is also a problem in Germany and Belgium.
The translated article from De Telegraaf:
Fireworks and a Lot of Noise Nuisance
Rotterdam Police Seize Ferrari in Wedding Procession
September 15, 2019
Police in Rotterdam have seized a very expensive Ferrari because documents of the driver, who was riding in a wedding procession that cause a lot of disturbance, were not in order.
This is what was reported by a local police officer on Twitter. The wedding procession was making its way though the Maas [part of Rotterdam] on Saturday evening with a lot of outward show. According to the police, the speed limit was considerably exceeded. Naturally, one motorist was arrested.
The driver apparently wanted to brighten up the inner city with fireworks and with a lot of noise nuisance,” a local agent, Wim Rietveld, described euphemistically on social media.
Countless expensive cars rode in the wedding procession. The driver of a white sport car received a citation for traffic violations; the Ferrari driver had to turn over his car. “Of the required documents, none turned out to be in order.”
@Police Rotterdam — This evening, a driver from a wedding procession, who apparently wanted to brighten up the Rotterdam inner city with fireworks and with a lot of nuisance noise, got a citation for his annoying behavior.
Such showing-off of cars is the order of the day, the Turkish-Dutch entrepreneur and publicist told De Telegraaf earlier. The wedding processions used to be more modest. “It has become pure showing-off of cars. The young men stand above the police. They are the boss, and they let it show.”
Beating of police officer
That another annoying wedding procession goes through Rotterdam stinks. At the beginning of this month, the police agent Gert Jan de Jonge was knocked unconscious by a driver in another wedding procession, after complaints about the nuisance had come in . The police are still looking for the perpetrator. Despite several calls, the person has not yet been located. Last week De Jonge told his story on the TV program Jinek. The local policeman Rietveld ‘watched it with anger’, he wrote on social media.
Twitter post (Rietveld):
Watched with anger after the episode from @JinekLive in which my colleague, Gert-Jan@Politie_Rdam tells his story about the violence that was done to him on the job. Riff-raff who have this on his conscience. Do you have knowledge of this incident? Report it!
Since the beating, the debate about marital marriage has flared up. The police deny nuisance horns have received more attention. “We pay attention to all nuisances. If something leads to a dangerous situation, we will do something about it,” states a police spokesperson.