Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

July 20, 2014 9:42 AM

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Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch nation mourned 189 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger on Friday, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte held back from pointing the figure of blame.

In a country which values restraint and avoids public displays of strong emotion, politicians and media stuck largely to reflecting sombrely on those who died when the Malaysian jet came down on Thursday, including some noted citizens.

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