Dutch people from the Netherlands to New York are rallying in support of a gay couple who suffered a devastating assault in the city of Arnhem.

According to a New York Times report, the couple, Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes, said they were holding hands when a group of teenagers attacked them after a party.

In response, two straight Dutch politicians, Alexander Pechtold and Wouter Koolmees, showed up to an interview holding hands.

A hashtag started — #allmenhandinhand — to show solidarity against anti-LGBT violence.

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Plastics pretty much made our modern world. But they're also clogging it up.

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Don't get me wrong. I really like having a water bottle that doesn't rust. But we do produce an awful lot of them. One study suggested that 5 to 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, for instance.

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In 2015, nearly 60,000 refugees arrived in the Netherlands needing a place to live.

The Netherlands is a small country, just more than half the size of West Virginia, so housing all of them was going to be a challenge. As the worldwide refugee crisis continues, innovative solutions are needed so that the people fleeing civil war and sectarian violence have a safe place to live.

Refugees arriving in the Netherlands in January 2016. Photo by Arie Kievit/AFP/Getty Images.

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