Three families have been forced to flee from an asylum seekers’ centre in Winschoten in the north of the country after trouble with a gang of far-right youths. The asylum seekers’ housing body COA and police recommended the move for the families’ own safety, ANP reported.
The move stems from a fight between asylum seekers and the gang a week ago. The families’ lawyer told NOS TV that there were regular flare-ups between the two groups. ‘The police cannot protect them if a large group of far-right youths come to the centre,’ he said. ‘But this is a topsy-turvy situation. These people should be protected against the gang.’
There were no details available about the number of asylum seekers who had been forced to move.
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