IFFR’s reaction to incident Jip Jurg

For the closing weekend of its 2018 edition, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) assigned a new security company at Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg to ensure the safety of festival visitors. IFFR acted promptly after a police investigation was initiated into the possible involvement of security guards in the death of the 32-year-old man Jip Jurg.

According to a police press release, three security guards working at the venue were involved in an altercation with Jurg, who was found dead in his home on Sunday 28 January. One security guard is now being investigated as the main suspect.

Managing director Janneke Staarink: “In agreement with the security agency present that evening, we hired a new security agency to guarantee the safety of guests and visitors at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. We are awaiting the outcome of the running investigation before taking decisions about the future.”

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