Police in riot gear move in to end anti-Israel protest at Amsterdam university

Police move in to end an anti-Israel demonstration at the University of Amsterdam after protesters occupied university buildings in various Dutch cities to condemn Israel’s war in Gaza, ANP news agency reports.

Videos posted on X, formerly Twitter, show a row of police officers in riot gear with K-9 dogs forcing a crowd of protesters down a street next to an Amsterdam canal.


In a post on social media site X, Amsterdam police say the university has filed a police report against the protesters for acts of vandalism.

Police are making sure no one can enter the university buildings and will ask protesters to leave the premises voluntarily, the post adds.

A spokesperson for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) confirms the occupation and says it advised people not affiliated with the protest to leave the building.

Earlier today, a Dutch protest group said it had occupied university buildings in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Eindhoven.

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