Parliament building in lockdown at The Hague, Netherlands

Demonstrators are gathered outside a parliament building in The Hague, and the building is in lockdown. Although these protests have been peaceful, several hundred Kurdish protesters entered and occupied the building last night. Protesters are calling for more support from countries in the siege of Kobani and against the ISIL.

Travellers should always avoid public gatherings and demonstrations in foreign countries. These situations can become violent unexpectedly. Depending upon the laws of individual countries, foreigners participating in another country's protests run the risk of arrest, detention, and deportation.

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