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Netherlands: Protesters clash with police in Rotterdam in another night of riots over curfew02:47

Netherlands: Protesters clash with police in Rotterdam in another night of riots over curfew

Netherlands, Rotterdam
January 26, 2021 at 04:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police and protesters scuffled on Monday night in Rotterdam as riots broke out during the third night in a row following protests against the curfew imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Protesters were seen throwing rocks and other projectiles at police officers, who met the demonstrators with riot shields and water cannons to disperse the crowds that have been rioting in the city for the third night.

At least 70 people were arrested in the Netherlands on Monday, according to the police.

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 curfew - the first of its kind to be imposed across the country since World War II - is expected to remain in place until at least February 10.

Netherlands: Protesters clash with police in Rotterdam in another night of riots over curfew02:47
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Police and protesters scuffled on Monday night in Rotterdam as riots broke out during the third night in a row following protests against the curfew imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Protesters were seen throwing rocks and other projectiles at police officers, who met the demonstrators with riot shields and water cannons to disperse the crowds that have been rioting in the city for the third night.

At least 70 people were arrested in the Netherlands on Monday, according to the police.

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 curfew - the first of its kind to be imposed across the country since World War II - is expected to remain in place until at least February 10.