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Netherlands: Police deployed in Amsterdam amid another night of riots over curfew01:53

Netherlands: Police deployed in Amsterdam amid another night of riots over curfew

Netherlands, Amsterdam
January 26, 2021 at 01:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police officers have been deployed in Amsterdam on Monday night as riots continue across the Netherlands over the nationwide COVID-19 curfew.

Police officers could be seen deployed on the streets of the Netherlands’ capital city were the civic unrest continues as protesters have been rioting in demonstration against the newly enforced curfew, for the third night in a row.

Amsterdam police said they had made eight arrests.

People in the Netherlands are no longer allowed to be outside 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).

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: Police deployed in Amsterdam amid another night of riots over curfew01:53
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Police officers have been deployed in Amsterdam on Monday night as riots continue across the Netherlands over the nationwide COVID-19 curfew.

Police officers could be seen deployed on the streets of the Netherlands’ capital city were the civic unrest continues as protesters have been rioting in demonstration against the newly enforced curfew, for the third night in a row.

Amsterdam police said they had made eight arrests.

People in the Netherlands are no longer allowed to be outside 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).

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.