More Than 150 Protesters Against Restrictions Due to Coronavirus Detained In The Netherlands
OREANDA-NEWS. In the Netherlands, riots broke out again due to lockdown. Hundreds of young people protested on Monday, January 25, against restrictions due to the coronavirus in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Zwolle and other cities.
In some cases, the protests were accompanied by attacks on police officers using stones and pyrotechnics. Some protesters broke windows, destroyed bus stops and looted shops, and there were attacks on local journalists. More than 150 people were detained during the riots, the Dutch police said.
In some cases, the police used water cannon and tear gas. According to law enforcement officials, at the moment, calm has been restored in the country, with the exception of Rotterdam and Hertogenbosch. Because of the riots, train traffic has been stopped there.
A curfew was imposed in the Netherlands on January 22 for the first time since the Second World War. Protests over this issue have continued in the country since Sunday. During the protests, several cars were burned, as well as a coronavirus testing center.
The curfew is in effect from 21:00 to 04:30. You can not be on the street without good reason, violators face a fine of 95 euros. Full lockdown in the Netherlands extended until February 9. All stores in the country are closed, except for those, that sell food and basic necessities. Educational institutions have been switched to remote operation.