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Public Facebook party sparks melee in Dutch town
臉書邀請開趴 引發荷蘭城鎮騷動

Hundreds of youths gather in Haren, the Netherlands on Sept. 21.
數百位年輕群眾九月二十一日聚集在荷蘭哈倫鎮。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Riot police broke up crowds of youths who turned violent in a Dutch town late night on Sept. 21 after several thousand people descended on the community following an invitation to a birthday party posted on Facebook, Dutch media reported.

Media reports said six people were hurt, including three seriously, after disturbances broke out in the northern Dutch town of Haren. Reports said shops were vandalized and looted, a car set on fire, and street signs and lampposts damaged before police broke up the crowds.

Up to 600 riot police were on the scene during the disturbances, according to one media report. There were at least 20 arrests, media said.

Some 30,000 people received the invitation from a girl announcing her 16th birthday party on Facebook, according to media reports. The party was intended to be a small-scale celebration, but the girl did not set her Facebook event to private and the invitation went viral.

Reports said up to 3,000 people showed up in the town of 18,000. Haren had been bracing for the event for most of the week.

(Reuters)

荷蘭媒體報導,在數千人因一則張貼在臉書上的慶生邀請,而突然湧進荷蘭一座城鎮後,鎮暴警察九月二十一日晚間驅散行為轉成暴力的年輕群眾。

媒體報導,荷蘭北部的哈倫鎮爆發騷亂後,有六人受傷,包括三人傷勢嚴重。報導說,在警方驅散群眾前,商店遭任意破壞、洗劫,一部車被縱火,街道標誌與街燈柱毀損。

一家媒體指出,騷亂中,多達六百名鎮暴警察派駐現場。媒體說,至少二十人被捕。

媒體指出,約三萬人收到一名在臉書上宣布她十六歲慶生派對的女孩邀請。這個派對打算是一場小型慶生會,但女孩沒有將她的臉書活動設定為私人性質,因此邀請被瘋狂散播。

報導說,多達三千人現身於這座人口一萬八千人的城鎮。哈倫耗費該週大部分時間為這可能的情況預作防備。

(路透/翻譯:魏國金)

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