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Police in Rotterdam say they arrested 12 protesters as a demonstration outside the Turkish consulate devolved into rioting.
Spokeswoman Patricia Wessels said the arrests were made for violence and public order offenses as Dutch-Turkish protesters pelted police with bottles and rocks early Sunday.
Police responded with batons and a water cannon.
Wessels says seven people were injured in the brief explosion of violence, including a police officer who suffered a broken hand.
The confrontation came at the end of a long standoff in which Dutch authorities refused to allow Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya into her country’s consulate in downtown Rotterdam.
A small number of protesters reacted angrily when they heard that Dutch police were driving the minister to the German border.
2017.03.12 / 14:59