Incendiary devices, shop windows smashed and bus stops destroyed: For the third night in a row, violent riots broke out in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam – On Monday night, riots and violent riots broke out again in several Dutch cities.
Rioters started fires, destroyed bus stops and set off heavy fireworks, as the Dutch news agency ANP reported. It is the third consecutive night of unrest in the Netherlands.
Police and regional media reported riots from, among others, Enschede in the east of the country near the German border and from Groningen. Dozens of young people have gathered in the centers and attacked police officers with fireworks. Mobile police units were used in both cities. There were several arrests.
In Groningen, police units cleared the city center after acts of violence, and at least one shop window was smashed. According to police reports, there was also unrest in Tilburg and Roosendaal in the south of the country. Some people were arrested there too.
There is no single cause for the unrest. In some places, protests against corona measures triggered the violence. Various groups had called for riots on social networks. The riots began on Friday evening with violent riots in Rotterdam. There were also riots on Saturday night, including in The Hague. dpa
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