Femke Halsema, the mayor of Amsterdam, has decided, after consultation with the police and the Public Prosecutors Office, to introduce an emergency regulation for the Leidseplein and the surrounding area next Sunday. It is expected that Ajax supporters will come massively to the square, should their club become officially champion this weekend.
The emergency regulation allows police to check people for possession of fireworks, alcohol and weapons. No alcohol can be consumed on Sunday in the square. The triangle (mayor, police and the Public Prosecutors Office, red.) is proud of Ajax, which has performed well again this season and hopefully will be champion on Sunday. This includes the urgent appeal to all supporters to abide by the rules and to behave responsibly, says the municipality.
The police will talk to the people in places where it gets too busy. When infringements are persistent or when large groups come together, fines are fined and businesses can be imposed on them under periodic penalty payments, says the municipality.
Ajax needs one more point next Sunday to become the official champion of the Eredivisie. The kick-off against FC Emmen is at 2:30.
Next Sunday, after consultation with the Public Prosecutors Office and the police, the mayor will put in place an emergency order for Leidseplein and the surrounding area. ⤵️ https://t.co/9CF3cPIsUR
— Municipality of Amsterdam (@AmsterdamNL) April 30, 2021