A 15-year-old Dutch lady’s harmless message inviting buddies to her party has been “hijacked” on social media, sparking fears of a riot in her small city.
The BBC studies that the teenager used Snapchat to ask some buddies to her party Friday within the city of Katwijk. One pal reportedly posted the invite on Fb, which attracted the curiosity of hundreds of individuals throughout the Netherlands. Messages have been additionally reportedly shared on WhatsApp.
Authorities feared a repeat of an incident in 2012 when a riot broke out after hundreds of individuals descended on the Dutch city of Haren after a youngster’s party invite went viral on Fb.
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In a press release launched Wednesday that has been translated into English, Katwijk mayor Wim Hillenaar mentioned Friday’s occasion is canceled. “Our line is: there is no such thing as a occasion in Katwijk and there will likely be no occasion in Katwijk,” he defined.
Many individuals had indicated that they are going to come to the city for the occasion on Friday, based on Hillenaar, who mentioned that authorities have been working with police to “put together for all situations.”
Citing Omroep Brabant TV, the BBC studies that the 15-year-old lady has gone into hiding.
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The notorious 2012 riot was dubbed “Challenge X Haren” after the Hollywood film “Challenge X,” which depicts a excessive schoolers’ occasion that shortly escalates uncontrolled.
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