Thursday, January 1, 2009

Print the names....print the names...

Over 100 cars were set on fire and police and emergency service workers were attacked in a number of places, but the New Year celebrations in the Netherlands passed off without serious incident, the Telegraaf reports.

In The Hague, the Telegraaf reports that some 90 cars were burned out. But mayor Jozias van Aartsen told the paper he believed the celebrations were more muted than last year. Nor were riot police brought in to restore order, the mayor pointed out.

In Zuidland, near Rotterdam, a group of 150 youths attacked police with bottles, stones and fireworks. But the festival on the Meuse river, attended by some 20,000 people, was peaceful, the Telegraaf said. In total, 30 people were arrested in the Rotterdam region.
The headline from this site reads thusly:

New Year festivities 'largely peaceful'
Well...short of a nuclear holocaust...I suppose you could call that peaceful. I'm wondering, however, if the peaceful violence, destruction of property and outright assault on the legal authorities was prompted by THIS.

I'm betting that there is a common denominator among the perps...Want to guess what that might be? It involves hyphens.

Print the names...