A party invitation which
went viral on Facebook ended in rioting and injury after thousands of
revellers descended on a small town in the Netherlands.
Haren had been braced for trouble all week after what should
have been an invite to a small-scale celebration was passed on to 30,000
The girl whose 16th birthday was being celebrated had not set her Facebook event to "private".
Riot police broke up crowds of revellers who flocked to the town.
The girl who issued the invitation fled her home in Haren, a town of just under 19,000 near the city of Groningen, on Friday.
The party had been cancelled and police had issued an appeal
to would-be revellers not to come to Haren but at least 3,000 turned up
"She posted the invitation on Facebook and sent it to
friends, who then sent it to other friends
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