Dutch government asks court to prevent police protests at Tour de France

The Dutch government is seeking an injunction to prevent planned route blockages from disrupting the Tour's opening stages

Dutch Police (Photo: Martin de Witte/CC2.0)

(Image credit: Martin de Witte)

The Dutch government has taken to the courts in an effort to prevent police officers from protesting on the route of the Tour de France in a dispute over pay.

Reports emerged last week of the police's intentions, which include riding on the route of the opening stage time trial and briefly stopping competitors on Rotterdam's Erasmus bridge during Sunday's stage two.

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