The chief of a far-right Dutch populist get together has been assaulted at an occasion two days earlier than the Netherlands holds a basic election
ByThe Related Press
November 20, 2023, 12:58 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The chief of a far-right Dutch populist get together was assaulted Monday at an occasion within the northern metropolis of Groningen two days earlier than the Netherlands holds a basic election.
Thierry Baudet, chief of Discussion board for Democracy, was taken to a hospital within the metropolis, the get together mentioned in a message on X, previously Twitter.
“It seems like all the pieces will all be alright,” the get together mentioned. It later mentioned Baudet was handled by a trauma surgeon after being hit on the again of the top and subsequent to his eye with a beer bottle. It mentioned a safety guard additionally was injured.
Video on social media confirmed Baudet in a bar when his attacker lunged at him. Baudet was rapidly taken away and the attacker overpowered.
Police spokesman Thijs de Jong mentioned an individual was arrested on suspicion of involvement within the assault. He mentioned the motive was beneath investigation.
“What we will say in the mean time is that Mr. Baudet was hit on the top, probably with an object,” De Jong mentioned. He mentioned he couldn’t give additional particulars or touch upon Baudet’s situation.
Baudet is working to maintain his seat in parliament.
His get together mentioned on X that it was not clear if a later occasion in one other Dutch metropolis would go forward.
Final month, Baudet was hit on the top with an umbrella at an occasion within the Belgian metropolis of Ghent.
Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte mentioned in a message on X that it was “completely unacceptable that Thierry Baudet has been attacked once more. I mentioned it earlier than and I repeat it now firmly: Don’t contact politicians.”
Rutte mentioned he had contacted Baudet to want him good well being.