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Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters

Dutch police have to use a water cannon to disperse protesters on Sunday. people in Eindhoven and Amsterdam were taking part in a banned demonstration against the lockdowns, URK reported.

Police in Amsterdam and the southern city of Eindhoven have clashed with the protesters on Sunday, a day after rioting youths protesting the country’s curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility in a Dutch fishing village.

A water cannon and tear gas were used against a crowd of hundreds of demonstrators that also included supporters of the anti-immigrant group PEGIDA.

According to Eindhoven police, at least 30 protesters arrests by late afternoon Sunday. There were no immediate reports of injuries during the clashes. The authorities expressed concern because it was the second Sunday in a row that police clashed with protesters who are really angry at the lockdown amid.

Police said Sunday they fined more than 3,600 people nationwide for breaching the curfew that ran from 9 p.m. Saturday until 4:30 a.m. Sunday and arrested 25 people for breaching the curfew or for violence.

“This is not only unacceptable, but also a slap in the face, especially for the local health authority staff who do all they can at the test center to help people from Urk,” the local authorities said, adding that the curfew would be strictly enforced for the rest of the week.