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Covid-19: anti-sanitary measures protest canceled in Amsterdam after Rotterdam chaos

2021-11-20T13:03:54.102Z

In the aftermath of the violent riots that punctuated a rally against partial confinement in Rotterdam, the United We Stan



At least seven injured, including police officers.

"Hell broke out in Rotterdam last night," anti-sanitary measures organization United We Stand Europe said on Facebook, referring to the chaos that erupted in the center of the port city on Friday evening.

As a result, the demonstration she had planned to organize this Saturday in Amsterdam was canceled.

A demonstration against partial containment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic turned into a "riot" Friday night in central Rotterdam, and dozens of people were arrested.

Demonstrators were protesting against health restrictions and the government's plan to restrict access by unvaccinated people to certain sites.

Posted by United We Stand Europe on Friday, November 19, 2021

Maintaining the demonstration in Amsterdam "did not seem fair to us", stressed the organization United We Stand Europe, deploring the gunshot wounds of two demonstrators, which had also been announced by Dutch media.

"The riots and extreme violence against police, riot police and firefighters last night in Rotterdam are horrible to see," Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ferd Grapperhaus reacted on Saturday, lamenting the destruction " considerable ”.

"The men and women who take to the streets every day for our safety have been bombarded with stones and fireworks," he said in a statement.

"The investigation into the rioters begins"

"The police and the prosecution are doing everything to track down, prosecute and punish these rioters," he said.

“After major disturbances yesterday (…) the balance is now being established.

There is a lot of damage, people have been injured and people have been arrested, ”local police said on Twitter Saturday morning.

“Right now, the full picture is being drawn.

The investigation into the rioters begins, ”she emphasizes.

Na grote ongeregeldheden gisteren op #Coolsingel #Rotterdam wordt nu balans opgemaakt.

Er is veel schade, er zijn gewonden gevallen en arrestanten gemaakt, op dit moment wordt het complete beeld opgemaakt.

Onderzoek naar de relschoppers start.

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- Politie Rotterdam eo (@Politie_Rdam) November 20, 2021

Several people have claimed on social media that someone died in the Rotterdam riot.

"This was not reported either on our side or that of the National Directorate of Criminal Investigations," retorted the Rotterdam police.

A demonstration planned in the southern city of Breda Saturday is meanwhile maintained with "more security measures", and the organization expects, according to local media, several thousand people.

Joost Eras, who is organizing the protest along with three other DJs working in Breda's catering industry, said last night that he was "shocked" by the violence in Rotterdam, but he sees no reason to cancel the protest in Breda, the Dutch news agency ANP reported.

Source: leparis

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