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Mayor of Haren Rob Bats announces his resignation during the council... News Photo2012,2013,Abundance,Conflict,Facebook,Finance,Government,Horizontal,Law,Legal System,Mayor,Meeting,Netherlands,Party - Social Event,Physical Injury,Quitting a Job,Riot,September,Small,Social Networking,The End,Town,VirusPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMayor of Haren Rob Bats announces his resignation during the council meeting on the investigation report of the commission Cohen 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)