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Dutch Protesters Set Tires on Fire Near Military Base Housing Afghan Refugees – Photo, Video

Harskamp protest - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.08.2021
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The Netherlands has welcomed hundreds of Afghan evacuees who fled the country following the Taliban* takeover in Afghanistan on 15 August. Around 800 refugees are housed at Harskamp military base.
Dutch police were forced to break up a protest near Harskamp base as anti-refugee demonstrators set car tires ablaze, as shown in multiple videos from the scene.
The protest was initially attended by around 250 people who rallied near the army camp on Tuesday –just after about 800 Afghan refugee were transported there, according to Omroep Gelderland news outlset. The demonstrators were heard shouting “Harskamp is ours” and “our own people first."
However, things escalated quickly at around 10 pm as people set tires on fire, prompting the fire brigade to rush to the scene, Nos News reported. Police then dispersed the protesters. No arrests were made.
As people continue to be evacuated from Afghanistan, the Netherlands has accepted hundreds of Afghan refugee who are initially staying at three military bases in the country, Harskamp being one of them.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.
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