Mayor Jos Wienen of the municipality of Haarlem temporarily does not live in his own home for safety reasons. Against the regional broadcaster NH News, Wienen said it was difficult for himself and his environment that he was forced to stay at a different address. “But we will deal with that”, according to the mayor.
Vienna has been threatened and secured for some time. The angle from which the threat comes is unclear. Last week, the mayor stated in a statement that it is a shame that he needs visibly heavily armed security in “our open and democratic society”.