US News Netherlands: violence on the sidelines of demonstrations against the curfew

02:55  25 january  2021
02:55  25 january  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The violence came hours after a group of young people torched a viral testing center overnight in A group of youths set fire to an Urk coronavirus testing center, and pepper spray was used against Local authorities added that the curfew would be strictly enforced for the rest of the coming week.

Elsewhere in the Netherlands there were more disturbances caused by people protesting against the curfew . The country has been in a tough Rioters set fire to parts of southern city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures.

Une voiture brûle devant la gare de Eindhoven aux Pays-Bas, le 24 janvier 2021. © AFP - ROB ENGELAAR A car burns in front of Eindhoven station in the Netherlands, January 24, 2021.

Clashes with the police and looting broke out this Sunday, January 24 in several cities in the Netherlands on the sidelines of demonstrations against the curfew in place since Saturday to fight the Covid-19 epidemic.

With our correspondent in Brussels, Joana Hostein

A car set on fire in front of Eindhoven station, shops looted, windows smashed ... The local media also mention streets in the city center strewn with stones and bikes on fire . The police intervened with tear gas and water cannons. About 30 people were arrested.

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Dutch measures against coronavirus. The information on this website will shortly be updated on the The government has also asked the OMT to examine the potential benefits of more far-reaching measures such as a curfew . Vaccination against COVID-19 has now started in the Netherlands .

The curfew was expected to take effect this weekend, he said. "This is a very tough measure, but we are at a crossroads," Rutte said in a Infections in the Netherlands have decreased steadily in the past three weeks, but health authorities say the new variants will lead to a new surge by next month if

In Amsterdam too, water cannons and horses were deployed to disperse several hundred demonstrators who had met in the Museum Square. At least a hundred people were arrested according to the local town hall.

Protesters had come to protest against measures imposed by the government to curb the spread of the virus. At the heart of the critics, the curfew between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. put in place since Saturday and at least until February 9. Never since the start of the epidemic had the Dutch seen their movements limited.

In Urk, in the north of the country, a screening center was set on fire. The Dutch Minister of Justice denounces "criminal behavior".

Covid-19. In the Netherlands, children will be able to return to school on February 8 .
© WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP "We will continue to monitor the situation closely, as it remains serious" said the Dutch Minister of Education, Arie Slob. Illustrative photo. Dutch schools have been closed since the announcement of strict lockdown in mid-December. Pupils in kindergartens and primary schools will be able to return to classes from February 8, the government announced on Sunday.

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