January 26th According to Reuters on the 26th, the demonstration has entered its third day since the Netherlands issued a nationwide curfew on pandemic prevention. There were violent clashes in several cities, and the police arrested more than 150 people.
Demonstrators in many parts of the Netherlands reportedly took to the streets to set fire, throw stones and loot shops after entering the night.
Reuters quoted Dutch media as saying on the 26th that 60 demonstrators were arrested overnight in Rotterdam alone and 10 policemen were injured in the clashes. In addition, one photographer was injured each in Amsterdam and Harlem.
In the previous conflict, more than 240 people have been arrested by the Dutch police.
On the 25th, Dutch Prime Minister Lütte condemned the violence in the demonstrations and said: “This has nothing to do with the protest.
Even if it is a violent crime, we will deal with it.”
The Dutch government has approved a national curfew in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
From the 23rd, people are not allowed to go out without special circumstances from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. the next day, or they will face fines.
It was also the first nationwide curfew imposed in the Netherlands since World War II.