A magistrate in Utrecht has sentenced a 40-year-old man to 10 weeks in jail for his role in the riots in the Ondiep neighbourhood last week. The magistrate said there was proof the man had thrown a stone at police during the disturbances.
Three others, described as ‘sensation seekers’ by the magistrate, were given community service and one man was fined €250. The magistrate said he had taken a tough approach to sentencing because people who throw a single stone during a riot are contributing to that riot, ANP reported.
Eight other people still have to appear in court in connection with the disturbances. One of them is charged with driving a car at a group of police officers.
The Ondiep riots broke out after a local man was shot dead by police. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still being investigated.
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