Thousands of revellers descended on a small Dutch town sparking a riot after a party invitation posted on Facebook went viral, police said on Saturday.
- Bats said an initial analysis showed a core group of rioters “were very violent and well-prepared and deliberately sought confrontation” with hundreds of police who had been dispatched to the town.
- 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. Some 30,000 people received the invitation on Facebook as 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.