Cars torched in Amsterdam

Oct. 21, 2007 at 7:46 AM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The death of a Moroccan Muslim by Dutch police sparked a week of riots in Amsterdam.

Several cars were torched Saturday in the sixth night of civil unrest following the death of a 22-year-old Moroccan man who was shot after entering a police station and stabbing two officers, the BBC reported Sunday.

The man, identified as Bilal B, was receiving psychiatric treatment for emotional problems and had been questioned earlier by police about Islamic extremists linked to the 2004 killing of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, the BBC reported.

Nearly a dozen cars have been set on fire in the Slotervaart district, which is heavily populated by immigrants, the BBC reported.


Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
N.H. primary polls open: Kasich, Sanders get early leads
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos won't be repeat champions
U.N. report: Syria's Assad guilty of 'inhuman' crimes, gruesome torture, deaths
On heels of E. coli outbreaks, Chipotle spending millions for new ingredient safeguards
Hugh Jackman shows photo of his latest skin cancer treatment