New tensions in Netherlands over refugees

Protesters of the anti-Islam Pegida movement are contained by policemen on horseback in downtown Utrecht, on October 11, 2015 during a Pegida rally against the welcoming of refugeesNew tensions flared in the Netherlands Sunday over the sensitive issue of taking in migrants, only hours after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sharply condemned a “cowardly” attack on a refugee shelter. Tensions are rising in The Netherlands over the thousands of refugees due to be given shelter in the country under a European Union scheme. “This cowardly action is totally unacceptable,” Prime Minister Rutte said on his Facebook page, after visiting the group on Saturday who he said had been very “shocked” by the incident.

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