Rioting young people set fire to a corona test center in the Netherlands.

In addition, they had attacked the police with fireworks in the fishing town of Urk, 80 kilometers northeast of Amsterdam, the police said on Sunday.

The young people had violated the nocturnal curfew due to Corona, which has been in force since Saturday, and which applies from 9 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.

25 people were arrested and dozens of fines were imposed.

The police and local government in Urk were outraged by the riots.

The lighting of the test station was a low point, they said.

"This is not only unacceptable, but also a slap in the face, especially of the local health authorities, who are doing everything in their power in the test center to help the people in Urk."

There are fines for violations


Nationwide, the police said they imposed more than 3,600 fines and arrested 25 people on the first night of curfew.

There were also clashes with the police in Stein in the south of the country when the officers tried to end an illegal party with around 100 visitors.

Protest in Amsterdam on January 17th


A more peaceful scene a few days later


For the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the aforementioned curfew was imposed in the Netherlands, and it came into force on Saturday evening.

Violations are punished with fines of 95 euros each.