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Netherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riots01:45

Netherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riots

Netherlands, Rotterdam
January 26, 2021 at 23:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

A large police deployment could be observed in Rotterdam streets on Tuesday evening, in a bid to prevent anti-curfew riots that raged in the Netherlands over the past three nights

Police officers were seen patrolling the streets, while locals were watching the deployment from their windows.

One man was seen being detained and carried away in a police van.

The Netherlands saw several days of country-wide riots.

The protests came in the wake of a curfew which came into effect on Saturday. The public is no longer allowed outdoors between 21:00 and 04:30 local time (20:00 GMT and 03:30 GMT), unless they are going to work or have an emergency, and those exempt must carry the necessary documentation when they are out between those times. Violators risk a fine of €95 ($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 force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riots01:45
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A large police deployment could be observed in Rotterdam streets on Tuesday evening, in a bid to prevent anti-curfew riots that raged in the Netherlands over the past three nights

Police officers were seen patrolling the streets, while locals were watching the deployment from their windows.

One man was seen being detained and carried away in a police van.

The Netherlands saw several days of country-wide riots.

The protests came in the wake of a curfew which came into effect on Saturday. The public is no longer allowed outdoors between 21:00 and 04:30 local time (20:00 GMT and 03:30 GMT), unless they are going to work or have an emergency, and those exempt must carry the necessary documentation when they are out between those times. Violators risk a fine of €95 ($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.