Young hobbies survive stormy weather

This video is about hobbies in Spain.

On 25 July 2015, there was stormy weather in The Hague and elsewhere in the Netherlands.

Would the three young hobbies in the The Hague nest survive that?

Fortunately, the Kiekjesdief blog in The Hague reports that they and their parents did survive. A slideshow about that is here.

These young hobbies are now about three weeks old, and will probably leave the nest in a week’s time.

There is a second hobby nest in The Hague as well.

In the Haagse Bos woodland in central The Hague, the storm meant that fallen trees and branches blocked some cycle paths and footpaths.

As this video shows, wardens are at work to remove these trees and branches.

As does this video.

Falling trees caused the death of at least one red squirrel and one ring-necked parakeet in the Haagse Bos.

Bathing birds, video

This video shows bathing birds: young blue tits, a great tit and a blackbird.

Henny Klein-Wiek made this video in her garden in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Will The Hague police abolish chokehold at last, after Aruban’s death?

This video from New York City in the USA says about itself:

Staten Island Man [Eric Garner] KILLED after NYPD Cop Puts Him In CHOKEHOLD For Breaking Up a FIGHT!!

18 July 2014

New York City police officers killed a man Thursday after he had broken up a fight between two other men, insisting on placing him in a chokehold and slamming his head to the pavement, piling on top of him as he gasped for air and as he continually told the cops he couldn’t breathe.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Inspection examines use of controversial chokehold by police

Today, 19:40

The Inspectorate for Public Safety and Justice will study the use of the chokehold. The reason for the investigation is the death of the Aruban Mitch Henriquez.

The spokesman of Minister Van der Steur stressed that the study will be about the use of this practice in general. The Henriquez incident is being investigated by the National Police. The inspection will publish the results of the study next year.

Mayor Van Aartsen announced earlier this evening that there would soon be a communication on the “cursed chokehold”. He did so during a debate in the The Hague city council about the death of Henriquez.

The Aruban died after a brutal arrest of oxygen deficiency. That probably originated when a policeman got him in a chokehold to keep Henriquez in check.


The chokehold is a controversial practice, which was banned in New York City, for example, years ago. Dutch police are still taught this practice.

After the death of the Aruban there was a couple of days of unrest in the Schilderswijk area. Local residents accuse the police of racism and discrimination.

Police Chief Paul van Musscher admitted in the council meeting that some police officers discriminate, but that officers guilty of that do not belong in the police. He had during his speech tears in his eyes and said the events also evoke emotion from him.


The judicial investigation into the death of the Aruban according to deputy chief prosecutor Kitty Nooy will take months. In the council meeting, she said that a lot of information has been received and that all that should be examined.

There will also be examination how it is that the prosecution initially reported that Henriquez only became ill while being transported in the police van. Pictures emerged later, on which we can see that Henriquez was already unconscious before he was put into the van. Nooy called it “annoying” that at first there was a wrong press release.

Another Dutch police chokehold death? Here. And here.

Aruba march for Mitch Henriquez, killed by The Hague police

Aruba march for Mitch Henriquez, killed by The Hague police

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Mitch Henriquez, bury him first, then justice’

Today, 03:36

By correspondent Dick Drayer

In Aruba a silent march has been held for Mitch Henriquez, the man who ten days ago was killed after a brutal arrest in The Hague. The march was held immediately after the arrival of the man’s body at the airport. …

Most people wear a T-shirt with a portrait of Mitch, a raised fist in the colours of the Aruban flag and the words “Rest in Peace” written above scales. The shirts were created by the action group #JusticeForMitchHenriquez. Which was founded by friends of the deceased detainee.

The procession is led by Mitch’s mother, Maria. She does not walk itself, but sits in a support car, says Tito Lacle of the news site NoticiaCla. The mother is visibly broken. In the chapel there are another thirty people in T-shirts. There, Maria bursts into tears. “Look at my mother: broken, broken,” said Lila, a sister of Mitch.

Lila took the floor and thanked those present for their attendance and for their support, here in Aruba and before that in the Netherlands. “For us now, the priority is the funeral. It’s time to bury my brother. Then we will seek justice. That will be a new stage. We now ask for support and also ask for respect to mourn the huge loss in the family. ”

Mitch Henriquez will be buried in Aruba tomorrow afternoon.

Aruban Mitch Henriquez killed, commemoration in The Hague

Silent march for Mitch Henriquez today

NOS TV writes that today in The Hague was the silent march to commemorate Aruban Mitch Henriquez, killed by police recently:

People participated in the march to support the surviving family and to protest against the violent arrest. Various participants said that police treats people of colour differently from whites, and that Mitch’ arrest is an example of that.

An estimated 200 people were arrested in the course of four nights of protests last week in The Hague. The disturbances began after the death a week ago of a tourist from the Caribbean, Mitch Henriquez, at the hands of police. Henriquez, the 42-year-old father of three children, had been visiting relatives in the Dutch capital and was assaulted by police after leaving a rock concert in the city’s Zuiderpark: here.

Mourning Aruban Mitch Henriquez, The Hague tomorrow

Mourning Mitch Henriquez

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Silent march for Mitch Henriquez

Today, 09:57

The family of the deceased detainee Mitch Henriquez are organizing a silent march tomorrow in The Hague. A cousin of the Aruban emphasized on Facebook that it should be a march of “respect and calm”. …

The march will start tomorrow at 17:30 at railway station The Hague Moerwijk and will end in the Zuiderpark. That’s where police officers harshly arrested Henriquez on Saturday, the most likely cause of his death a day later.

See also here.

Arubans mourn Mitch Henriquez, killed by The Hague police

This video from Aruba island in the Caribbean, about the requiem mass for Mitch Henriquez, killed by police in The Hague, says about itself (translated):

1 July 2015

Aruba is outraged by the death of Henriquez following his arrest in The Hague this weekend, as one can see from the many responses in social and mainstream media. During the church service there was mainly grief and practical issues such as what about the three children now who are on their own in the Netherlands. Their mother is in fact in Aruba. She and Mitch had exchanged so he could be with his children in the Netherlands on Father’s Day.