The leader of a far-right Dutch populist party was attacked and hit in the head with a beer bottle in a bar just two days before parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. It is extremely interesting that the politician was attacked just three weeks ago in almost the same way, but with an umbrella – and severely hit in the head.
It is about the leader of the “Forum for Democracy” party, Thierry Bode. Following last night’s attack, he was taken to hospital in the city of Groningen after being attacked at a political event. Bode, 40, was admitted to a trauma specialist for treatment after being hit on the head and near the eye with a beer bottle. A security guard was also injured. “Looks like everything will be fine,” Bode’s party added on Twitter.
A police spokesman said a man had been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack. The motives are still being investigated, BTA informs.
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Otherwise, the umbrella attack took place in Belgium, in the city of Ghent, at an event at the local university. The attacker shouted: “No to fascism, no to Putinism”.
A political being
“Forum for Democracy” jumped to the fore in the 2019 provincial elections, after winning them with more than 1 million votes, according to the AP. The party has since been rocked by internal discontent, but still controls 5 seats in the 150-seat lower house of the Dutch parliament. According to a public opinion poll published last night, “Forum for Democracy” will win between 3 and 5 seats in the upcoming elections.
Bode himself is considered a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court in The Hague for the systematic abduction of Ukrainian children by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Bode also shone as a staunch opponent of anti-covid measures, declaring the pandemic the “big restart” with the aim of bringing the “deep state” to power – just like a number of extreme politicians around the world.
Acting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a post on Twitter that it was “completely unacceptable that Thierry Bodet should be attacked again. I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again emphatically: Don’t touch politicians,” he added. Rutte also said he had contacted Bode to wish him a speedy recovery.