A Utrecht magistrate has given one man a €400 fine and another 30 hours community service and a three week suspended jail term for shouting anti-Jewish slogans during a demonstration against Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
The two were found guilty of shouting ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ during a demonstration by around 100 people in the centre of Utrecht last month.
In his statement the judge said he wanted to send out a signal that this sort of behaviour would not be tolerated, news agency ANP reported him as saying.
‘You can shout many things at a demonstration but this is so upsetting and offensive that it is a criminal act,’ he was reported as saying.
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