Thousands RIOT on streets after officials threaten to build asylum centre in tiny town


THOUSANDS of furious residents took to the streets and rioted after officials announced plans to house asylum seekers in their town.

Police fired warning shots in a bid to disperse the crowd in Geldermalsen, Netherlands where 2,000 people joined the protest.

Pictures 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 in the town of 27,000.

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