Dutch police pelted with onions after pulling over wedding procession

Here’s a story with multiple layers: police officers had to stop a wedding procession in The Hague yesterday afternoon for multiple violations. The occupant of a nearby house wasn’t happy with this — so they pelted the police officers with onions. 

The officers allege that the wedding procession drove through red lights, among other various offences. They pulled the cars aside on Ter Borschstraat to issue fines.

Lo and behold, an onion-wielding warrior stepped in, and launched the vegetables at the cops from a nearby house.

It’s unclear whether they were white, brown, or red onions — or if they could have been shallots instead.

But never fear, our loyal audience. The police arrested the feared onion-thrower. That’s one more criminal off the Dutch streets. It’s enough to make you cry.

Are you pleased the Onion Ogre was taken off the streets? Or was he simply doing his superhero duties? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! 

Feature Image: Steve Buissinne/Pixabay

Samantha Dixon
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.


  1. While I don’t agree that peacekeepers, where ever they are, should have a garden tossed at them, to stop an entire wedding procession and want to issue citations is a little over the top.
    If they stopped them and simply said to please obey the traffic laws and left with a warning then that I could probably understand.
    The police are obviously bored and need something to do.


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