Demonstrations in The Hague on Sunday, October 9th, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

October 7, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that local law enforcement authorities report PEGIDA Netherlands (Dutch branch of the German movement PEGIDA, translated as “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West”) plans to demonstrate on Sunday, October 9th, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The police estimate one to two hundred demonstrators will gather on the Koekamp (located between Central Station and Malieveld). Police also expect a counter-demonstration but have no further details regarding the group at this time.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful, however, can turn confrontational and escalate into violence with little warning. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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