In several places in the Netherlands, demonstrators took to the streets against the government’s tightened corona measures.
The riots that broke out in Eindhoven, Amsterdam and later that evening in at least ten other communities in the Netherlands are “the worst the Netherlands has seen in forty years,” said the head of the Dutch police association, Koen Simmers. Over 200 protesters were arrested.
According to the police, the tightened corona measures and the renewed lockdown have triggered riots in about ten cities. As reported by the Dutch news portal “AD”, rioters even tried to break the windows of the emergency room at the MST hospital in Enschede. Police officers were also attacked with fireworks and stones.
Cars were set on fire in Amsterdam and The Hague. Unrest has also been reported from Tilburg, Enschede, Venlo, Roermond, Breda, Arnheim and Apeldoorn, among others.