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Mayor of Haren Rob Bats announces his resignation during the council... News Photo2012,2013,Above,Abundance,Conflict,Connection,DAT,Facebook,Finance,Garden Hoe,Government,Horizontal,Impact,Law,Legal System,Maine,Mayor,Meeting,Netherlands,Party - Social Event,Physical Injury,Quitting a Job,Riot,September,Small,Social Networking,Temple - Building,The End,Town,VirusPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMayor of Haren Rob Bats announces his resignation during the council meeting on the investigation report on March 12, 2013 in Haren. Police and the mayor of a sleepy Dutch town 'failed' in their handling of a riot triggered when thousands attended a party after receiving a Facebook invitation meant to be private, a probe found Friday. Some 4,000 revellers descended onto the northern town of Haren in September after a local girl accidentally posted a public invitation for her 16th birthday party on the social network. The soiree descended into chaos, with uninvited party-goers pelting police officers with rocks, bottles, flower pots and even bicycles, shops looted and chairs set on fire throughout the night. AFP PHOTO / ANP PHOTO / CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN - netherlands out (Photo credit should read CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN/AFP/Getty Images)