Kurdish protesters occupy Dutch parliament

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Hundreds of Kurdish protesters have occupied the Dutch parliament building and are calling for more action to combat the Islamic State group.

The official Twitter feed of The Hague police said the demonstration late on Monday was peaceful and that officers are in talks with the protest leaders.

Police advised the public not to go to the square outside parliament.

National broadcaster NOS posted video on its website showing chanting protesters inside the parliament building holding a banner that said in Dutch “Stop the silence. Support Kobane,” a reference to the Syrian town close to the Turkish border that is under attack by Islamic State fighters.

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