Demonstration: The Hague, Sunday January 8, 2017

Police stated the following demonstration will take place this Sunday, January 8, 2017, in The Hague:

Date/time: January 8, 2017, 1330 – 1630 hours

Location: Carnegieplein– marching via Carnegieplein, Burg
Karnebeeklaan, Burg Patijnlaan, Laan Coppes van Cattenburch, Koninginnegracht, Dr. Kuyperstraat, Mauritskade, Alexanderstraat, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Scheveningseweg, Carnegieplein.

Organization: Pegida Netherlands
Participants: 300
Purpose: Protest against “Islamization and Dutch Asylum policy”

Means: Banners and flags accompanied by a small stage and sound installation on Carnegieplein in front of the Peace Palace

The demonstration is not directed towards U.S. interests.  The Dutch National Police and riot police will be present in large numbers and are anticipating minor incidents.

It is recommended to avoid this area near the Peace Palace and the route of the demonstration (see map above) from 1330-1630 hours on January 8, 2017.  As with any demonstration, you should exercise an appropriate level of security and situational awareness if you are in the vicinity of the protest area.

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