Eritreans Fighting Broke in Holland Party, Police Used Force to Evacuate and Close
Software Translation from Dutch
www.nos.nl | December 26, 2017
In Zaandam it was uneasy tonight at a conference center where about 350 Eritreans from all over the country had come to celebrate. Many young people had drunk a lot and there were disturbances and fights, says the police.
The police also threatened the use of firearms in the fights. The owner of the conference center decided to end the party and called on the police to get the visitors away.
A large group of young people did not cooperate, and the police cleared the building in Zaandam by force. Agents and volunteers were pelted with bottles, chairs and stones.
Great police force
The police eventually deployed eighty agents from the whole area of Zaandam. They escorted a large part of the Eritreans with police dogs through the center of Zaandam to the station. A helicopter was also used.
Around 06.00 hours the police put a number of young people involved in the riots on the train to Amsterdam. Three men were arrested: a 22-year-old man from Germany, a 28-year-old from Heiloo and a 29-year-old from Hoorn.