Dutch Hells Angels — ?!??!

This story this morning via Yahoo! news via the AFP:

Dutch Police Arrest 56 Bikers Over potential Clash

Dutch police arrested 56 members of a national motorcycle club in the capital Amsterdam to prevent a possible clash with rival club Hells Angels, police said Sunday.

There were indications that members of the Satudarah biker club had travelled to Amsterdam to challenge their rivals, according to a police statement.

“A possible confrontation between Satudarah and members of the Hells Angels had to be taken in account,” the statement said.

The 56 were arrested “late last night (Saturday) for a public order disturbance. Those arrested all belong to the biker club Satudarah,” police also said.

(read the rest here)

The Satudarah (which, as far as I can tell, translates to “One Blood”) apparently has at least 10 chapters around the Netherlands.”  Who’da thunk biker gangs, let alone biker wars, were such a big deal in North-Eastern Europe?

Which brings us to the Hells Angels — who have their own Web site. (NSFW — boobies!)

Of course they do. Every schizo and his five bros* has a Web site. Why should they be any different? Clearly, the li’l devils have been busy expanding their membership. Here are some tidbits from their homepage:

1 NEW CHARTER IN DENMARK

4 NEW CHARTERS IN GERMANY

NEW PROSPECT CHARTER IN POLAND

NEW CHARTER IN TURKEY

NOW 8 NEW CHARTERS IN HOLLAND

Must have been one of the new chapters the Satudarah was looking to tangle with.

At this rate, the HA will have their own dental plan, 401(k) program, and lobbyists wandering the halls of Congress.

Come to think of it, a little biker justice might be just what this country needs.

 

*Yes, yes — this is a corruption of Bill Murray’s classic line from GHOSTBUSTERS — where it was ‘boroughs’ and not ‘bros’, but tough. Almost no one out side the Five Boroughs knows what they are, anyway.
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