The more than 100 people who were arrested on Friday during a pro-Palestinian demonstration on Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht are free again.

Only a person who threw stones at the police is still detained.

The protesters were arrested for ignoring an emergency order or for the Public Revelations Act.

During the demonstration, those present did not adhere to the corona rules.

All arrested protesters have been fined by the Public Prosecution Service.

The demonstration was dissolved by the municipality after it became too busy on the square.

Despite repeated requests to leave, the protesters remained in the square.

The Mobile Unit (ME) had to come in handy to remove the last protesters from Jaarbeursplein.

To prevent further spontaneous protests, an emergency order was also issued for the nearby neighborhoods of Lombok, New England and the Dichterswijk.

The more than 100 arrests were made in Lombok, after the group of protesters there at the mosque on the Kanaalstraat was surrounded by the riot police.

The demonstration entitled 'Free Palestine' was held in response to the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Many Palestinian flags were displayed during the demonstration.

A similar action is planned on the Dam in Amsterdam on Sunday.


Hundred pro-Palestinian protesters detained in Utrecht