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Longer jail term for Remembrance Day screamer [March 10, 2012]

The man who disrupted the 2010 Remembrance Day commemorations by screaming and causing the crowd to panic, has been jailed for 16 months, eight-months suspended, by Amsterdam's appeal court.

The 39-year-old man, known as Gennaro P, was originally jailed for six months and appealed against the sentence.

P has also been banned from attending the ceremony on Dam square in central Amsterdam for five years.

Dozens of people were injured in the panic which broke out after P screamed during the official two-minutes silence.

The appeal court said the incident had to be set against a background of unease in society, following terrorist attacks and the Queen's Day car attack on the royal family.

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