Riot police were drafted in to break up a demonstration by anti-refugee campaigners in the Brabant village of Heesch on Monday night after eggs and fireworks were hurled at the town hall.

Three people were arrested and council officials had to be evacuated from the building, where they were discussing measures to improve youth social services.

Last week, police removed two dead pigs from a site suggested as a potential refugee centre for 500 people close to the village. One pig was placed on top of a building, the other hung by a metal chain from a tree. Heesch, which is close to Oss, has a population of 12,000.

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