The police intervened at a protest at the Harskamp army camp in Ede. About 250 people had come to the shelter to protest the arrival of Afghan refugees. The young people had brought crates of beer that were drunk and they shouted slogans such as ‘own people first’ and ‘Harskamp is ours’.
Around 10 p.m., riots arose between the young people and the police, according to reports the regional newspaper The Gelderlander. The then approximately 60 young people did not heed calls to leave, and set off fireworks and car tires on fire. The police then chased them out of the area and led them to the village. It is now quiet in Harskamp.
In Harskamp, space has been made for the reception of eight hundred Afghans. These are people who, because of their commitment to the Netherlands and Europe, are not sure of their lives in their home country, now that the Taliban has seized power there, and their family members.
This article is also part of our live blog: Afghanistan blog August 25