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Netherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riots02:30

Netherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riots

Netherlands, Rotterdam
January 27, 2021 at 05:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Shops and restaurants have been boarding up their windows in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening as fear of civic unrest in Rotterdam continues over anti-lockdown protests.

Several shops and chain restaurants were seen boarded up in fear of damages caused by the anti-lockdown riots in Rotterdam for the third night in a row. Police officers were also seen deployed in the area patrolling the roads and making arrests.

Police released an operation in the area of Beijerlandselaan to clear up the street before the curfew and avoid protesters to retry and loot business.

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: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riots02:30
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Shops and restaurants have been boarding up their windows in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening as fear of civic unrest in Rotterdam continues over anti-lockdown protests.

Several shops and chain restaurants were seen boarded up in fear of damages caused by the anti-lockdown riots in Rotterdam for the third night in a row. Police officers were also seen deployed in the area patrolling the roads and making arrests.

Police released an operation in the area of Beijerlandselaan to clear up the street before the curfew and avoid protesters to retry and loot business.

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.