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Dozens arrested at Hague anti-Islam rally
by Janene Pieters
A massive 54 counter-protesters were arrested during a Pegida rally in The Hague on Sunday. The anti-Islam movement was protesting against the Netherlands' asylum policy.
The Pegida rally started at 1:00 p.m. with a demonstration on Spuiplein, followed by a march through the city center. Mayor Jozias van Aartsen assigned Plein 1813 for counter-demonstrations, and a counter-protest started hear at the same time.
Early in the afternoon, an increasing number of counter-protest groups started gathering along the Pegida route. The police addressed these groups, telling them to move to Plein 1813, but they refused. At around 1:00 p.m. a 48-year-old man was arrested for threatening disorder.
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