Amsterdam police won’t automatically arrest burqa wearers

Amsterdam police chief Bernard Welten will not order his officers to arrest women wearing a burqa when the government introduces a ban, he implied during a tv show.

Police officers should always be sensible, Welten said. ‘I do not always consider myself an instrument of the government who should immediately do what I am told,’ he is quoted as saying.

It is ‘a very complicated dilemma,’ he said, adding that the role of the police is to protect freedom, equality and justice.

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Dutch News 

Categories: Netherlands, Uncategorized

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