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Netherlands: Anti-lockdown protest wreaks havoc in Eindhoven02:49

Netherlands: Anti-lockdown protest wreaks havoc in Eindhoven

Netherlands, Eindhoven
January 24, 2021 at 20:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police at a rally against the Dutch government's coronavirus lockdown rules, wreaking havoc in Eindhoven on Sunday.

Protesters could be seen throwing fireworks and rocks against officers and police vans, while mounted police charged against demonstrators.

Members of the action group 'Netherlands in Resistance,' and the anti-Islam movement 'Pegida' participated in the demonstration.

According to the police, dozens of people were arrested during the protest.

The coronavirus restrictions have been introduced to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and thereby shield the country's healthcare system amid concerns over new strains of the virus.

Netherlands: Anti-lockdown protest wreaks havoc in Eindhoven02:49
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Hundreds of protesters clashed with police at a rally against the Dutch government's coronavirus lockdown rules, wreaking havoc in Eindhoven on Sunday.

Protesters could be seen throwing fireworks and rocks against officers and police vans, while mounted police charged against demonstrators.

Members of the action group 'Netherlands in Resistance,' and the anti-Islam movement 'Pegida' participated in the demonstration.

According to the police, dozens of people were arrested during the protest.

The coronavirus restrictions have been introduced to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and thereby shield the country's healthcare system amid concerns over new strains of the virus.