In many parts of the country, the curfew seems to have started silently.

However, some protests against the strict corona measure took place in Urk and in Rotterdam, Amersfoort and Stein in Limburg.

An emergency warrant was issued in Urk after young people set fire to a GGD test street and turned against the police.

Due to the curfew, residents have to stay in every day from 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM.

The measure applies until the early morning of February 10.

The fine for violating the curfew is 95 euros.

See also: Curfew in effect: The streets are quiet from 9:00 pm to 4:30 am

In Rotterdam, protests were made at Binnenrotte against the curfew and other corona measures.

At least fifty people were present.

The group was notified by officers of the impending curfew, but refused to leave.

According to a spokesperson, all persons present were thrown on the ticket.

"There was no grim atmosphere and the group adhered to the measures until 9 pm. Now we are going to sweep the square clean."

In Amersfoort, a small-scale protest action took place by action group Virus Truth.

It is not clear whether the protesters arrived on time.


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Young people in Limburg Stein seek confrontation with the police

In the center of Stein, Limburg, about a hundred young people were on their feet on Saturday evening.

Their plan was to get together outside, drink alcohol and listen to music.

When the police arrived, the young people refused to obey the officers' orders and threw fireworks at the police.

The mobile unit had to arrive on site and around 11 p.m. peace had returned to the street.

Twelve people have been arrested so far, but the police are not ruling out more arrests.

See also: What do we know about the effect of the curfew?

GGD Urk test street set on fire

A test street of the GGD was set on fire in Urk on Saturday evening, the Central Netherlands police confirm in conversation with

As a result of the unrest in the place, mayor Cees van den Bos has decided to issue an emergency order.

After the curfew, young people drove loudly in about a hundred cars across the harbor, said the police.

"The fire brigade is busy extinguishing and the police keeps the young people at a distance so that the fire brigade is not hindered," said a spokesperson for the safety region.

An hour after curfew, she said, there were still about fifty cars in the harbor area.

Messages such as 'anti-lockdown' are said to have been written on various cars.

Dramatic as this evening is going now.

I am ashamed of the events.

At the moment I, as mayor, together with the police chief and the public prosecutor, only have one means: the emergency order (issued) with the deployment of the riot police.

We want peace and quiet in Urk.


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