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Dutch newspapers are better protected

After two attacks on a few days time in the newspapers in Amsterdam, security is increased. “Although there is no concrete information is that there is again an incident will take place, nothing can be ruled out.’

The municipality of Amsterdam set video surveillance in five newspapers – and televisieredacties in the Dutch capital. There will also be more policing around the newsrooms of The Telegraph, Panorama, Nieuwe Revu, AT5, het Parool, De Volkskrant, Trouw and NRC.

That has been the acting mayor Jozias van Aartsen on Tuesday decided in consultation with the commissioner of the police and the public prosecutor. “Although there is no concrete information is that there is again an incident will take place, nothing can be ruled out’, it sounds.

The extra security measures come after two attacks on a few days time. Last night drove a van to the headquarters of The Telegraaf in Amsterdam, a few days ago, damaged a grenade the building on business park Amsterdam-Sloterdijk station, where the editors of the weekly magazine Panorama .

“One of the scenarios is that the incident linked with recent publications on organized crime. With editorial offices in Amsterdam, who regularly write about organised crime, measures offered, ” says the municipality of Amsterdam.

Prime minister Mark Rutte called the incident ” a slap in the face of the free press and the Dutch democracy’.

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