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17 Sep 2019 | 05:12 PM UTC

Netherlands: Scores arrested in Amsterdam ahead of soccer match September 17

Netherlands News Alert

Police detain at least 100 people ahead of soccer match in Amsterdam September 17; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Amsterdam


Local authorities in Amsterdam announced that they have arrested at least 100 people ahead of a Champions League soccer match on Tuesday evening (local time), September 17. Police officials stated that the fans were detained for disrupting public order, setting off fireworks, and engaging in violence. The incidents reportedly occurred near Johan Cruyff Arena, which is set to host Tuesday's match between French club Lille and Dutch team Ajax at 21:00.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions can be expected throughout the city and in the vicinity of the stadium before, during, and after the match.


Individuals in Amsterdam are advised to stay clear of Johan Cruyff Arena, plan for traffic disruptions and remain vigilant. 


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