The motorcycle club Hells Angels are now banned in the Netherlands, a court in Utrecht has ruled. They say that Hells Angels are a criminal group and have a violent culture and this should and will be banned.
For the first time ever the motorcycle club ‘Hells Angels’ have been banned completely. According to NOS, the Netherlands is the first country to do this. In many other countries, the Hells Angels group are part-banned, but they are not banned entirely. The Public Prosecution Service said that ‘there is a culture of violence within the club that endangers society and the rule of law’ and the judge agreed, reports NOS.
The court feels that the Hells Angels are a threat to public order and that members see themselves as above the law. This will end from now on.
Influence in the Netherlands
According to NOS, there have been a number of incidents involving the Hells Angels. One of these is a huge dispute where shots were fired with The Mongols motorcycle club in a Van der Valk hotel in Rotterdam, back in 2016. A cafe (the base of Bandidos motorcycle club) was also burnt out in 2015, luckily family and children managed to escape onto the roof.
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