Longer jail term for Remembrance Day screamer

The man who disrupted the 2010 Remembrance Day commemorations by screaming and causing the crowd to panic, has been jailed for 16 months, eight-months suspended, by Amsterdam’s appeal court.

The 39-year-old man, known as Gennaro P, was originally jailed for six months and appealed against the sentence.
P has also been banned from attending the ceremony on Dam square in central Amsterdam for five years.
Dozens of people were injured in the panic which broke out after P screamed during the official two-minutes silence. The appeal court said the incident had to be set against a background of unease in society, following terrorist attacks and the Queen’s Day car attack on the royal family.
P was not in court to hear the sentence.

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