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Netherlands: Damage and debris on Eindhoven streets in aftermath of anti-lockdown protest02:30

Netherlands: Damage and debris on Eindhoven streets in aftermath of anti-lockdown protest

Netherlands, Eindhoven
January 24, 2021 at 22:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-lockdown protests which took place in Eindhoven on Sunday left a trail of destruction behind them.

The police in the city reported 55 arrests, and people were warned to stay out of the city centre. Trains in and out of the main station were halted and local media reported plundering at the station.

The protests came in the wake of a curfew which came into effect last night. The public is not longer allowed out between 21:00 and 04:30 local time (20:00 GMT and 03:30 GMT), unless they are going to work or it is an emergency, and those exempt must carry the necessary documentation when they are out between those times. Violators risk a fine of 95 euros ($115).

Protests and clashes were widespread across the country. According to police more than 100 arrests were made in Amsterdam.

Saturday night also saw a COVID-19 testing centre being torched by rioters following the enforcement of the curfew.

The restrictions were 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: Damage and debris on Eindhoven streets in aftermath of anti-lockdown protest02:30
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Anti-lockdown protests which took place in Eindhoven on Sunday left a trail of destruction behind them.

The police in the city reported 55 arrests, and people were warned to stay out of the city centre. Trains in and out of the main station were halted and local media reported plundering at the station.

The protests came in the wake of a curfew which came into effect last night. The public is not longer allowed out between 21:00 and 04:30 local time (20:00 GMT and 03:30 GMT), unless they are going to work or it is an emergency, and those exempt must carry the necessary documentation when they are out between those times. Violators risk a fine of 95 euros ($115).

Protests and clashes were widespread across the country. According to police more than 100 arrests were made in Amsterdam.

Saturday night also saw a COVID-19 testing centre being torched by rioters following the enforcement of the curfew.

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