Covid-19 in the Netherlands: clashes and arrests after bars closed

By with AFP
Posted on 11/14/2021 at 12:07 pm
Updated 11/14/2021 at 12:12 pm

Faced with the resurgence of the epidemic, new restrictive measures have been taken in the Netherlands, including the early closure of bars at 8:00 p.m.

Police said they arrested 15 people on Saturday night in a city in the northern Netherlands after clashes between law enforcement and hundreds of people unhappy with the early closure of bars due to Covid-19.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Friday the reintroduction of partial containment with a series of sanitary restrictions, which particularly affect the restaurant sector, to deal with a record number of cases. Bars and restaurants must close at 8 pm, at least until December 4.

Hundreds of people gathered after the lockdown in Leeuwarden, on the steps of the courthouse, state television NOS reported.

A group was firing fireworks and refused to leave the city center. Riot police carried out several charges. Fifteen arrests were made.

The new restrictions are politically sensitive, and police used a water cannon in The Hague on Friday to disperse protesters during a government press conference.

Thousands of people had already demonstrated in The Hague on Sunday, following the announcement of the reintroduction of masks in certain public spaces.

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