Warning Shots Fired At Dutch Anti-Migrant Riot (Video)
Police in The Netherlands have fired warning shots in an attempt to disperse protesters who were rallying against plans to accommodate asylum seekers.
Officers in the small town of Geldermalsen claim they have made numerous arrests after footage showed dozens of people throwing beer bottles and fireworks at police.
According to local media estimates, more than 2,000 people had participated in the demonstration on Wednesday night.
Councillors had been meeting to decide whether a centre for 1,500 asylum seekers should be built – but the gathering was quickly evacuated as the riot began to escalate.
Klaas Dijkhoff, the country’s deputy justice minister, has described the incident as “un-Dutch”.
This is one of the biggest displays of anti-migration sentiment in The Netherlands since a centre for Syrian refugees was attacked in October.