THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch authorities on Friday arrested around 50 protesters who breached security around the building of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, local police said.
“Protesters stormed the (OPCW) building and we immediately decided to act”, The Hague police spokesman Dick Goijert told Reuters. “All protesters on the premises, around 50 people, were held.”
The protest was organised by DemNed, the council of Kurdish communities in the Netherlands, to call attention to alleged Turkish attacks on Kurdish villages with chemical weapons, the authorities said. Turkey has denied any such attacks.
(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; editing by John Stonestreet and Philippa Fletcher)
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