Dutch riot police forcefully dispersed Turkish nationals which gathered to peacefully protest the Dutch government's decision to ban a referendum rally of Turkey's Minister of Family and Social Affairs, Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya on early Sunday. Hundreds of demonstrators waving Turkish flags gathered outside the Turkish consulate in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday, demanding to see the Turkish minister as Rotterdam police used force to disperse the crowd. Police officers, geared in riot suits and holding K-9 dogs, physically attacked the protesters. An officer hit one of the protesters with his baton until the man collapsed, and afterwards released his dog on the man lying on the ground. The dog bit the man's leg for seconds as he shouted.