Netherlands: violence on the sidelines of protests against curfew

A car burns in front of Eindhoven station in the Netherlands, January 24, 2021. AFP - ROB ENGELAAR

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Clashes with the police and looting broke out this Sunday, January 24 in several cities in the Netherlands on the sidelines of demonstrations against the curfew in place since Saturday to fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.


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With our correspondent in Brussels,

Joana Hostein

A burned-out car in front of Eindhoven station, looted shops, smashed windows ... The local media also mention streets in the city center strewn with stones and bicycles on fire.

The police intervened with tear gas and water cannons.

About 30 people were arrested.

In Amsterdam too, water cannons and horses were deployed to disperse several hundred demonstrators who had met in Museum Square.

At least a hundred people were arrested according to the local town hall.

Demonstrators had come to protest against measures imposed by the government to curb the spread of the virus.

At the heart of the critics, the curfew between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. put in place since Saturday and at least until February 9.

 The Dutch have


seen their movements limited

since the start of the epidemic


In Urk, in the north of the country, a screening center was set on fire.

The Dutch Minister of Justice denounces " 

criminal behavior 



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