AMSTERDAM (Sputnik) – Thousands of individuals got here on Wednesday to bid farewell to late Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries, who was killed earlier in the month, at a public memorial service held on the Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam.
De Vries, probably the most well-known journalists and TV presenters in the Netherlands, was shot on Lange Leidsedwars road in downtown Amsterdam on 6 July after being a visitor on the RTL channel’s Boulevard information programme. He handed away from his wounds on 15 July at the age of 64.
The authorities didn’t ask for destructive COVID-19 checks from these attending the memorial service, however obstacles have been arrange and other people have been reminded to keep social distance, whereas many cops have been current to keep safety.
The journalist’s household has urged folks as an alternative of bringing flowers to donate to the De Gouden Tip Foundation, which de Vries based a number of months earlier than his dying.
A personal funeral will likely be held on Thursday for the household and shut pals.
De Vries was identified for his unbiased investigations into crime and drug operations. He performed a big position in dismantling a number of legal organisations. He was a recipient of the International Emmy Award for his investigations, probably the most well-known of which was the disappearance of 18 12 months previous Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005.
The Dutch authorities have arrested two suspects in the assault — 35 12 months previous Kamel E., a Polish resident of the city of Maurik, and 21 12 months previous Delano G. from Rotterdam. The Amsterdam Court Chamber selected Monday that they’d stay in jail for 90 days.