Dutch parliament will debate about shooting Utrecht until after the elections


Nederlands parlement stelt debat over schietpartij Utrecht uit tot na verkiezingen

People lay flowers down at the site of the shooting Monday.

The Dutch house of Representatives will on Tuesday not to debate with prime minister Mark Rutte and minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus about the deadly shooting on Monday in Utrecht. The right-populist PVV-leader Geert Wilders had asked for it.

Only the party Forum for Democracy (FVD) supported the question to the case before the provincial election Wednesday to treat. All other parties also want a debate, but only if there is more information about the events. Currently, there is still no conclusion about the motive of the perpetrator.

The issue came up Tuesday, already extensively discussed in the weekly question time of the Room. FVD-foreman Thierry Baudet supported the request of Wilders.


Wilders has a motion of censure announced at Grapperhaus, because he is responsible for the release of the suspect of the shooting. Who came, despite a substantial criminal record, recently on free feet. The Public Prosecutor was not.


On the 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht laid sat night a lot of people flowers as a token of condolences to the victims. Also the Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen and prime minister Mark Rutte came on the spot. In the second Room was a moment of silence was held.