The Amsterdam triangle therefore asked the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) of the Ministry of Justice and Security whether it is possible to ban Icke at the border. The IND can deny someone entry to the Netherlands, but this only happens in highly exceptional cases, for example if his or her arrival poses a threat to public order or national security. It is as yet unclear whether the IND will comply with the triangle’s wishes.
But if Icke is denied access to the Netherlands, the triangle takes into account that he could still address protesters ‘via a video connection’. “Disorders are also to be expected then and Dam as a location for the demonstration is too risky,” according to the triangle.