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Netherlands: Chaos on Rotterdam streets as riots over curfew rage for third night02:05

Netherlands: Chaos on Rotterdam streets as riots over curfew rage for third night

Netherlands, Rotterdam
January 26, 2021 at 03:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chaotic scenes took place in Rotterdam streets on Monday night, as police clashed with rioters defying the curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Police were seen using tear gas and water cannons against rioters, and conducting several arrests.

Debris and burning items were scattered on roads.

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has issued an emergency decree which gives police broader powers of arrest.

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).

Netherlands: Chaos on Rotterdam streets as riots over curfew rage for third night02:05
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Chaotic scenes took place in Rotterdam streets on Monday night, as police clashed with rioters defying the curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Police were seen using tear gas and water cannons against rioters, and conducting several arrests.

Debris and burning items were scattered on roads.

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has issued an emergency decree which gives police broader powers of arrest.

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).