Ansgar John Brenninkmeijer, descendant of the large C&A group, was yesterday sentenced to 4 days in prison and a community service of 40 hours (of which 20 suspended) for his participation in corona riots in January 2021 on the Museumplein in Amsterdam.
Ansgar John Brenninkmeijer, 52, was arrested on January 24, 2021 during the corona riots on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. The Public Prosecution Service accuses him of committing open violence, ignoring an official order and – earlier, in December 2020 – thwarting official acts.
The police judge in Amsterdam found it all proven yesterday afternoon. Brenninkmeijer has been in pre-trial detention for 4 days, so he will ‘only’ have to finish that community service.
52-year-old Ansgar John has a rich career. Growing up in London and New York, he built a management career with major retail companies and then moved into the investment world. According to his own biography, he once even set the world record for distance rowing in 24 hours, together with five friends. Brenninkmeijer also acted as a guest lecturer at universities of applied sciences.
A man with a decent track record, who has, however, also protested against the rules and the approach since the corona crisis. He was even on Dam Square in Amsterdam every week.
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