Amsterdam Hells Angels verdict today

A court in Amsterdam will announce today whether the city’s chapter of the motorcycle club Hells Angels should be banned. The public prosecution department (OM) says the group is a criminal organisation with no place in Dutch society.

It has gone to court in six cities to have all six Dutch chapters ruled illegal.
Amsterdam is considered to be the leading Dutch chapter. The OM says its members are involved in a wide range of criminal activities, from weapons and drugs trading to violent crime.
In March, a court in Leeuwarden ruled against the OM. It said that despite the criminal activities of some members, not everyone could be made responsible for their behaviour. In addition, that court said there was no evidence the club’s activities were paid for by crime or that it was only open to white men.

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