On Sunday, police officers were spotted in the Transvaal district of Den Haag violently assaulting a protestor. The Public Prosecution Services and police in Den Haag are currently investigating the actions.
According to Omroep West, several videos were taken of the act of police brutality and shared across social media. The protestor was part of a protest against coronavirus measures.
The already-restrained person can be seen lying down on the ground as police officers shouted at him and beat him with a baton. A video also showed that an officer kicked the protestor in the head, swearing and yelling, “Cancer here, leave the city alone!” 😔
Public Prosecution Service and police to look into the issue
The Public Prosecution Service has tweeted that they will be investigating the actions of the officers in the video.
Further, Hart voor Den Haag, the largest city council party in The Hague, is also questioning the police over their actions.
“You can see officers using an excessive amount of force here. I want to know when these images were taken, where they were recorded and what the circumstances are for this explosive act,” says council member Arjen Dubbelaar.
The police respond
The police have said that officers were attacked by more than 50 protestors during the protest. They claim illegal fireworks were used against the police and that some of the protestors carried bats. 😱
Nine people were arrested as a result.
Den Haag police chief Paul van Musscher says, “This is not how we want to be as police.”
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