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Netherlands: Thousands protest Netanyahu's visit to The Hague03:02

Netherlands: Thousands protest Netanyahu's visit to The Hague

Netherlands, The Hague
September 7, 2016 at 00:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters were denied access to the city centre in The Hague, Tuesday, as they marched to protest against the official visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Netherlands.

The protesters initially hoped to demonstrate outside the parliament, but were denied by authorities. One demonstrator commented: 'We are here in the woods because the principality of the Hague, they blocked us; they gave us no permission to walk through the city centre and as you can see, there are loads of police. They are criminalising us," adding that "the Zionists, they always get the permission to stand in front of the parliament."

Protesters were calling for Netanyahu to be put on tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, with chants such as "free Palestine" heard throughout the demonstration.

Netherlands: Thousands protest Netanyahu's visit to The Hague03:02
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Thousands of protesters were denied access to the city centre in The Hague, Tuesday, as they marched to protest against the official visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Netherlands.

The protesters initially hoped to demonstrate outside the parliament, but were denied by authorities. One demonstrator commented: 'We are here in the woods because the principality of the Hague, they blocked us; they gave us no permission to walk through the city centre and as you can see, there are loads of police. They are criminalising us," adding that "the Zionists, they always get the permission to stand in front of the parliament."

Protesters were calling for Netanyahu to be put on tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, with chants such as "free Palestine" heard throughout the demonstration.

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