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Netherlands and other Parts of Europe see Protests Over New Covid-19 Restrictions

BoomRadioNG | November 21, 2021
Fresh unrest has erupted in the Netherlands against new lockdown rules amid rising Covid-19 cases in Europe.
People hurled fireworks at police and set fire to bicycles in The Hague, one night after protests in Rotterdam turned violent and police fired shots.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was “very worried” about rising coronavirus cases on the continent.
In the Netherlands, a second night of riots broke out on Saturday in several towns and cities.

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Hooded rioters set fire to bicycles in The Hague, as riot police used horses, dogs and batons to chase the crowds away. Officials have announced an emergency order in the city, and at least seven people were arrested.
Police said a rock was thrown through the window of an ambulance carrying a patient. Officers in the city tweeted that five police officers were injured, with one taken away by ambulance with a knee injury.
Elsewhere in the country, two top-flight football matches were briefly halted after supporters broke into the grounds and ran on to the pitch. Fans are currently banned from stadiums because of new coronavirus rules.
Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in Austria, Croatia and Italy as anger mounted over new curbs.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG


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