Netherlands: Two injured during protest against health restrictions


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Violence broke out and left two injured in the Netherlands on Friday night during a protest against health restrictions in Rotterdam, according to a police report.

Cars were set on fire and protesters threw stones at the security forces who responded with water cannons and firing warning shots and “also direct shots because the situation was life-threatening. in danger, “police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels told Reuters.

“We know that at least two people have been injured, probably as a result of the warning shots, but we need to investigate the exact causes further,” she added.

Several hundred people gathered to protest against the government’s plan to limit access to public places to people with a health pass.

The Netherlands reinstated containment measures a week ago for an initial period of three weeks in order to stem a new wave of contamination by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

(Report Stephanie van den Berg, Bart Meijer in Amsterdam; French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)


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