Dead Linesman's Family Join Silent Protest March
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The family of a soccer linesman led a silent march in his honour in the Dutch town of Almere on Sunday (December 9). Across the country, Dutch professional clubs held a minute's silence before matches and teams wore black arm bands in memory of the linesman who died following an incident during a youth competition last weekend.

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SHOWS: ALMERE, NETHERLANDS (DECEMBER 9, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. PEOPLE ARRIVING FOR THE SILENT MARCH IN PROTEST AT THE DEATH OF LINESMAN RICHARD NIEUWENHUIZEN 2. CROWD LISTENING TO A SPEECH BY THE MAYOR OF ALMERE, ANNEMARIE JORRITSMA 3. CHILDREN HOLDING YELLOW ROSES 4. ROSE 5. WIDOW OF LINESMAN RICHARD NIEUWENHUIZEN HOLDING A TORCH AND WALKING 6. PEOPLE WALKING AND HOLDING A BANNER READING (Dutch): WITHOUT RESPECT NO FOOTBALL 7. CROWD WALKING 8. (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) TANYA OOSTEN, SAYING: "We came here to pay respect to all the referees and line referees, because what happened can not happen and should never ever happen again. How can we prevent it? By showing respect and by counting to 10 before you decide to do something, that's very important." 9. VARIOUS OF SILENT MARCH WITH NIEUWENHUIZEN'S WIDWOW AT THE FRONT 10. SILENT MARCH ARRIVES AT THE SOCCER PITCH WHERE THE ASSAULT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE HAPPENED 11. PEOPLE LAYING ROSES ON MEMORIAL 12. PEOPLE HOLDING BANNER CARRYING A PICTURE OF NIEUWENHUIZEN 13. PEOPLE QUEUING TO LAY FLOWERS ON THE MEMORIAL STORY: The family of a soccer linesman led a silent march in his honour in the Dutch town of Almere on Sunday (December 9). Across the country, Dutch professional clubs held a minute's silence before matches and teams wore black arm bands in memory of the linesman who died following an incident during a youth competition last weekend. Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, was allegedly attacked while officiating for the Buitenboys team in an under-17 match in Almere last Sunday and died the following day. Four teenage Nieuw-Sloten Amsterdam players have been arrested. Marchers ignored heavy rain to make their point, gathering first to listen to a speech by the town's mayor before walking in silence to the ground where the attack is alleged to have happened. One marcher, Tanya Oosten, said: "We came here to pay respect to all the referees and line referees, because what happened..... should never ever happen again. How can we prevent it? By showing respect and by counting to 10 before you decide to do something. That's very important."