Demmink-protesters Block Traffic in The Hague

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Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of The Hague for the second night on Tuesday, chanting loudly and blocking traffic on some of the city’s busiest streets to express outrage over the failure of the State Prosecution to bring a network of sadistic pedophiles en serial-killers within the judicary to court. The police said that some protesters had been arrested, though no figures were immediately available. The protesters marched on Koningskade, through Lange Voorhout and across the Binnenhof, disrupting traffic along those routes. One group of protesters tried to cross the Malieveld into Schedeldoekshaven to the Ministery of Veiligheid en Justitie, but a wall of police stopped them, even as they tried to pull down a police barricade. Another group of protesters marched from Centraal Station through the Oranjebuitensingel and hopped a barricade onto Schenkviaduct. Officers standing nearby blocked car traffic as the protesters walked in the street. The protesters, a diverse and relatively young crowd, held signs saying, “Weg met de pedo’s bij Justitie” and “Demmink voor de rechter” Around 9 p.m., they began to enter the roadway to Voorburg chanting, “Whose children? Our children” and then crossed into Rijswijk. LEES VERDER BIJ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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