Three more men were arrested Tuesday for involvement in the post-disturbances prohibited anti-lockdown protest on Sunday 21 June at the Malieveld in The Hague. That Sunday, 425 people were already arrested.
The three suspects who were arrested Tuesday are an 18-year-old and 25-year-old man from The Hague and a 33-year-old from Rotterdam. They were arrested in their home and are heard later.
“During the confrontations with the Mobile Unit (ME), heavy violence was used by the troublemakers. They threw smoke bombs and stones and attacked the ME physically,” said the police about the disturbances.
The Hague had banned the demonstration, and that ban was later sanctioned by the judge, as it would not be possible to keep 1.5 meters away.
Later, acting mayor Johan Remkes allowed the demonstration after all, provided that protesters kept their distance from each other. However, this was not the case during the demonstration, the police concluded.
Police will show footage of other suspects on Tuesday
After Sunday, June 21, more people were added apprehended for overt violence. All arrested persons have now been released, but remain suspects in the investigation.
The police do not rule out multiple arrests. The police are now trying to find out the identities of other suspects by using visual material.
In the programs Investigation Requested in Team West some of those images will be shown on Tuesday evening. Investigation Requested can be seen at NPO1 at 8.30 pm and Team West at Omroep West from 5 pm.