Police in the Netherlands have arrested 48 people in connection with a series of violent protests against coronavirus infections. They were arrested on charges of violence during protests in various cities. They said three people were initially injured, but four were actually injured that day. News AFP.
Protests erupted in several cities last Friday in protest of a new partial lockdown in the Netherlands to prevent coronavirus infections. Violence erupted in Rotterdam on Friday.
They have also arrested several people. However, the protesters did not give up and took to the streets the next Saturday. Even today they clash with the police in different cities.
Firecrackers and stones were hurled at the police from the roofs of various buildings.
Separately, 13 people were arrested in connection with the violence in the southern cities of Stein and Roermond in the southern province of Limburg. Police have also arrested 16 people from York City.
A three-week partial lockdown has been announced in the Netherlands. That said, all bars and restaurants must close by 8pm. Gatherings for various sports have been banned. And the people of the Netherlands are protesting against these restrictions.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Saturday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Protesters then set fire to some bicycles on the streets of The Hague. They also threw firecrackers at the police. Local authorities have declared an emergency in the city. At least seven people have been arrested in the incident.
There was a patient in that ambulance. Local administration officials said on Twitter that five policemen were injured in Saturday’s violence. One of them injured his knee. He was later evacuated by ambulance.
Recently, the incidence of new corona has started to increase in Europe. New restrictions are being imposed in various European countries to stem the tide of infection. And people have taken to the streets to protest against these restrictions. A three-week partial lockdown has been announced in the Netherlands since November 13 in response to a new corona outbreak. That said, all bars and restaurants must close by 8pm. Gatherings for various sports have been banned.
Violence erupted in the country in January after a curfew was imposed in response to the Corona outbreak.