Dutch Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash With Police, Torch COVID Facility

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A number of Dutch cities experienced uprisings, riots, and protests, following new Coronavirus restrictions. Unmasked protesters built walls using their bicycles and threw rocks at police.

The sights and sounds reflected severe anger at Dutch politicians who remain entrenched in economic shutdown policies as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Protesters even attempted to burn down a COVID-19 testing facility. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge lashed out at the rioters for their role in burning the facility, saying it was now “gutted.”

Amsterdam, one of The Netherlands’ largest and most popular cities, seemed to contain protesters with tear gas and cannons. At least 100 people were arrested in the uprisings.

Dutch citizens are also unable to travel outside of the country until March 31st. Travel from outside the European Union has been blocked since March.

As progress continues to be made on COVID-19 vaccine distributions, many citizens around the world have grown impatient with economic shutdowns which continue to take a dire toll on communities.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.

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