The video below shows similar scenes with a beautiful moment around 1.17. We see the politicians in session, presumably at a council meeting intended to approve the asylum centre. Suddenly there are loud bangs from outside, probably from anti-riot weapons being fired by the police. A look of fear comes over the politicians as they realise business as usual cannot continue. That's the only thing that gets through to these people: raw physical fear.
Dutch police have fired warning shots in an effort to disperse a crowd, as a protest against plans to house asylum seekers in a small town turned into a riot.
Police in Geldermalsen, near Utrecht, said via their official Twitter account they had “so far made numerous arrests, it’s is not clear yet how many”. No serious injuries were reported.
Images and videos of the incident showed dozens of youths tearing down fences, throwing beer bottles and fireworks at police, and chanting slogans against the proposed centre for asylum-seekers.
According to national broadcaster NOS, around 2,000 people joined the protest in a town of 27,000.
A meeting of the town’s council to decide on whether to build the centre to house 1,500 asylum seekers had to be halted.
A regional broadcaster showed footage of the meeting being evacuated by shouting policemen as rioters sought to force their way into the building.Source