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Netherlands: Anti-refugee protesters rally in Geldermalsen

1 27.01.2016 Инфо

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Hundreds of anti-refugee activists staged a rally in Geldermalsen, Tuesday, to protest against the impending arrival of refugees to the small Dutch town
Protesters carried placards with anti-refugee messages including "You will never fit here" and "No refugees." A large police presence was on hand at the rally after clashes broke out at a similar anti-refugee protest in the nearby town of Heesch last week, however the protest remained peaceful and no serious incidents were reported.
Anti-refugee protests have increased in the Netherlands in recent weeks. Last week clashes broke out during a protest in Heesch against plans for 500 refugees to be located in the small town over a 10 year period. Alongside threats against the mayor and clashes, a dead pig was reportedly discovered hanging from a tree in front of the site of the proposed refugee centre, with residents also purportedly dumping sand on the mayor's driveway earlier in the week.