Police in the Netherlands have used water cannons to disperse demonstrations in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, which are against the government’s measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. Reported on January 24 Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation…
It is noted that in Eindhoven, law enforcement agencies also used tear gas after a water cannon had a punctured wheel. Dozens of people were detained during the demonstrations.
Demonstrators ransacked shops in Eindhoven, while trash cans and trash cans were set on fire in Amsterdam.
According to the publication EDThe protesters also floated stones, golf balls, fireworks and knives.
The discontent is related to the measures introduced by the government to combat the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte on January 12 announced the extension of the general isolation regime in the country until February 9.
An almost complete lockdown in the Netherlands was introduced on December 15th. There are no shops in the country, with the exception of grocery stores.
The ban on activities also affected restaurants, cafes, museums, theaters, amusement parks, zoos, casinos, saunas, swimming pools, gyms and beauty salons. In addition, all educational institutions were transferred to a remote mode of operation.
According to the portal Worldometer as of January 24, more than 948 thousand cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Netherlands. More than 13.5 thousand people died.