The Public Prosecution Service (OM) The Hague will not prosecute Mac van Dinther, the Volkskrant journalist who was arrested on Monday while reporting on an action by Extinction Rebellion.
According to the Public Prosecution Service, the arrest has been assessed as "lawful", but it sees no reason to prosecute the man further.
Van Dinther was detained from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. after he was pushed aside by the police during an Extinction Rebellion action and was ordered to distance himself, his supervisor Eelco Meuleman said.
"He didn't think that was a good course of action. He wanted to be closer to the group of activists to see what happened."
The Public Prosecution Service reports that the police will soon invite the journalist for an interview.
The Extinction Rebellion activists blocked an intersection near the temporary House of Representatives on Monday.
They campaigned for a large part of the day in various places in The Hague.
In total, more than sixty detainees were arrested throughout the city due to direct traffic danger, the police reported Monday evening.Keywords: journalist, the public prosecution service, reporter, van, volkskrant, hague, om, mac, van dinther, action, dinther, activists, extinction rebellion, eelco meuleman, police