Dutch Police Clash With Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Amsterdam and Eindhoven

URK, Netherlands — Dutch police clashed with protesters demonstrating towards the nation’s lockdown within the capital, Amsterdam and the southern metropolis of Eindhoven on Sunday, a day after rioting youths protesting the nation’s curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility in a Dutch fishing village.

In Amsterdam, police used a water cannon to disperse protesters collaborating in a banned demonstration on a serious sq. ringed by museums. Video photographs confirmed the water cannon spraying folks grouped towards a wall of the Van Gogh Museum.

Police in Eindhoven used a water cannon and tear fuel towards a crowd of lots of of demonstrators that additionally included supporters of the anti-immigrant group PEGIDA.

Eindhoven police stated they made a minimum of 30 arrests by late afternoon and warned folks to steer clear of the town heart amid the clashes.

There have been no speedy stories of accidents.

It was the second Sunday in a row that police clashed with protesters in Amsterdam offended on the nation’s lockdown amid.

The unrest adopted an evening of rioting within the fishing village of Urk on the primary evening of a curfew imposed by the Dutch authorities to rein within the unfold of the extra transmissible variant of the coronavirus.

Police stated Sunday they fined greater than 3,600 folks nationwide for breaching the curfew that ran from 9 p.m. Saturday till 4:30 a.m. Sunday and arrested 25 folks for breaching the curfew or for violence.

Video from Urk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, confirmed youths breaking into the coronavirus testing facility close to the village’s harbor earlier than it was set ablaze Saturday evening.

The police and municipality issued an announcement Sunday expressing their anger at rioting, “from throwing fireworks and stones to destroying police vehicles and with the torching of the take a look at location as a deep level.”

“This isn’t solely unacceptable, but in addition a slap within the face, particularly for the native well being authority employees who do all they’ll on the take a look at heart to assist folks from Urk,” the native authorities stated, including that the curfew can be strictly enforced for the remainder of the week.

On Sunday, all that remained of the moveable constructing used to manage coronavirus exams was a burned-out shell.


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