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September 23, 2012

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Facebook party turns to riot in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM — Thousands of revelers descended on a small Dutch town sparking a riot after a party invitation posted on Facebook went viral, authorities said Saturday.

Prosecutor Hessel Schuth said 34 people were arrested were arrested Friday night and in the early hours of yesterday morning and would be prosecuted for public order offenses. Several people were injured, but none were believed to be seriously hurt. The event was in Haren, 185 kilometers (115 miles) north of Amsterdam. “Dutch media reported that the party originally was planned as a small celebration by a 16-year-old girl but her invitation went viral when she posted it on Facebook.

—Associated Press

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