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Netherlands: Residence of Amsterdam's mayor protected by police amid anti-lockdown protests00:38

Netherlands: Residence of Amsterdam's mayor protected by police amid anti-lockdown protests

Netherlands, Amsterdam
January 24, 2021 at 22:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

The residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema received some extra police protection on Sunday after police officers blocked access to the front street, following protests in the Dutch capital against COVID-19 measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

According to a spokesperson for the municipality, the extra protection was added out of precaution.

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).

According to police more than 100 arrests were made in Amsterdam.

Netherlands: Residence of Amsterdam's mayor protected by police amid anti-lockdown protests00:38
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The residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema received some extra police protection on Sunday after police officers blocked access to the front street, following protests in the Dutch capital against COVID-19 measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

According to a spokesperson for the municipality, the extra protection was added out of precaution.

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).

According to police more than 100 arrests were made in Amsterdam.