Amsterdam: The Dutch Police

I traveled to Amsterdam, Holland during my semester abroad. While there, I saw a group of boys protesting the cruel treatment of animals. In doing so one boy was wearing a mask of a pig that covered his entire face (which I now know is not legal in The Netherlands).  A policeman approached them, as their faces were fully covered. Instead of ticketing, scolding, or punishing these men, the policeman—speaking English beautifully—tried to find out why they were
wearing these masks. Turns out that the police officer agreed with the cause: he wrote the organization a check and took a picture with the protesters before
biking away!

Taryn Baum

American University of Rome

Rome, Italy

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