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Dutch king condemns attack on leading crime reporter

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The Dutch royal family has strongly condemned an attack on high-profile Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries, who is fighting for his life after being shot in central Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. The incident was “an attack on journalism,” King Willem-Alexander said on Wednesday in an interview broadcast by NOS. Journalism is “a cornerstone of our democracy. This is also an attack on our constitutional state,” the king said. Speaking in front of Dutch journalists, the king also expressed his compassion. “It must be horrible when this happens to a colleague.” De Vries was shot after leaving a…

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