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Youths arrested at memorial for teen shot dead by police

Monday 10 December 2012

Some 20 youths were arrested at Hollands Spoor railway station early on Sunday evening after refusing to end a memorial meeting for a youth shot dead by police last month.

The 17-year-old teenager, Rishi Chandrikasing, was killed in the early hours of the morning on November 25 after police received reports that an armed man had been seen in the station. The youth was later found to be unarmed.

A group of some 25 friends had gathered at the station to light candles and lay flowers at the spot where he was shot.

According to nu.nl, they were arrested after refusing the leave the station at 17.00 when ordered to do so by transport police. They are also accused of spraying graffiti on station property.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Don't you see the two standards used here between this death and the death of the linesman? Both deaths should have sparked protests of thousands, and both deaths should be equally condemned by the Dutch society.

By Savas Mavross | 10 December 2012 11:52 AM

IS anyone being held responsible for the shooting? don't hear anything about how the police is being questioned. Seems like its being portrayed as a very small incident and hoping that people will forget it!

By Wondering | 10 December 2012 12:11 PM

The police adding insult to injury here. A little respect for the feelings of these kids is in order don't you think?

By mark | 10 December 2012 4:59 PM

According to Rishi's friends these youth had nothing to do with him.

By pepe | 10 December 2012 5:17 PM

As tragic as this death is, if the kid had actually listened to the police, it is doubtful he would have been shot. End of story.

By Peter | 10 December 2012 5:43 PM

This is the Dutch idea of 'Freedom'. You can mourn the passing of innocent victims any- and everywhere you want, in any way you want, for as long as you want, so long as you're autochtonen.

By osita | 10 December 2012 6:17 PM

Yup, sounds like a carbon copy of US policy, Dutch TSA? - 'show 'em who's in charge, move 'em on or arrest them. :P

Yes, mainstream media, don't bother unless it makes money & inline with guv directives.

(So no more news about the Gulf Oil Spill, Radiation from Japan? duh!)

(Spraying graffiti? - Oh how shocking, 17:00, curfew time?) "V"

By The visitor | 10 December 2012 6:24 PM

@pepe: so what? what is your point? Are you suggesting that one should not be allowed to honour someone one does not know ? Good luck to any form of memorial then (be it Pim Fortuyn, Theo Van Gogh, victims of 9/11, and as we are there, why a silent remembrance for the ww2 victims? none of my family or friends died then actually)

By the_expat | 11 December 2012 1:45 PM

No that is not why I am suggesting. My point is that in this particular case these people were no mourners. They were squatters, they had a political agenda and were looking for trouble. And they were only satisfied when they got that.

By pepe | 12 December 2012 3:31 PM

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