Public assembly banned in Hague neighborhood as unrest swells following death of unarmed Aruban man during police arrest
- Mitch Henriquez, a resident of the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, died of apparent asphyxiation from a chokehold while being arrested by The Hague police on Sunday after allegedly falsely claiming he had a gun.
- Following more than 60 arrests and escalating violence, the mayor issued a temporary ban on public gatherings of more than three people and “dangerous objects” in the predominantly immigrant Schilderswijk district.
- The Hague police department has come under fire from rights organizations, journalism investigations, and community members for its targeting of immigrants and foreigners.
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