Europe inched another bit closer to civil war this week when shots were fired as thousands of Dutch patriots rioted in the town of Geldermalsen on Wednesday during a meeting held to discuss the opening of a local nonwhite invader center.
According to Dutch police, some 2,000 Dutch people—men and women—tore down steel barricades in an attempt to get at the far-leftist politicians holding the meeting in the city council buildings.
The politicians fled the council chamber in terror as the crowd vented its anger at their decision to import at least 1,500 “asylum seekers” into the town.
Police fired live warning rounds into the air in an unsuccessful attempt to disperse the angry crowd, and when that failed, they used batons.
The large crowd of Dutch patriots—who heavily outnumbered the police—were forced to defend themselves and a physical fight ensued.
One 39-year-old woman was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized with brain injuries after being struck on the head by a police baton. Her prognosis was described as “poor” by the hospital.
Several other patriots were also injured, along with at least two policemen.
As the leftist politicians fled through an underground passage, the angry crowd of patriots bombarded the council building with stones, fireworks, and smoke bombs, which filled the council chambers with thick smoke.
The crowd chanted slogans such as “1,500 is too many” and “Away with the AZC” (AZC is the Dutch abbreviation for asylum center), and carried posters and placards with the same message.
More police reserves were brought in, and eventually fourteen patriots were arrested, local media reported. Six were subsequently released without charge, but the remaining eight—including two minors—were held pending charges of public violence, police said.
A police spokesman told the Dutch media that they expected to make several more arrests over the next few days.
The incident was the biggest display of anti-invader sentiment in the Netherlands since patriots attacked a “Syrian refugee” center in October.