Police Association still fears ‘days or weeks’ of riots in the Netherlands | NOW

In several cities, the police had to intervene on Sunday because of demonstrations against the curfew, which has been in force since Saturday evening. The police association fears that it will remain restless for “days or weeks”, says chief driver Koen Simmers of the Dutch Police Association on Sunday evening. News hour.

“I hope it was a one-off, but I’m afraid it has been a harbinger for the coming days and weeks,” said Simmers, who, according to his own words, has also been called to work on Sunday evening.

Simmers says that the violence that took place in Dutch cities on Sunday has not occurred in our country for 40 years. “Then you really have to think of the Squatter riots (in Amsterdam in 1980, ed.)”, He says.

According to Simmers, rioters were even pelted and attacked with knives on Sunday. “That is no longer about anything,” he says News hour.

Rioters wreaked havoc in the center of Eindhoven on Sunday afternoon after a demonstration against the corona measures got out of hand. Police had their hands full with the rioters and used a water cannon and tear gas to disperse the group. During an anti-corona demonstration on Museumplein, the police also had to spray water to get demonstrators away.

On Sunday evening it has been restless in several Dutch cities since 8.30 pm, half an hour before the curfew starts. The common denominator of the protests appears to be that rioters wreak havoc, start fires and throw fireworks. The police are present in large numbers and have had to intervene several times. Troublemakers have also been arrested.

Source: NU by www.nu.nl.

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