Police intervened on Amsterdam’s central Museum Square, where hundreds of protesters gathered, reported public television broadcaster NOS ,despite the pandemic rule. Fearing a riot or a disease-spreading event, Mayor Femke Halsema had designated the square as a “high-risk zone” and gave police the power to preemptively frisk people for weapons.
Anti-lockdown protests in Netherland, nationwide, more than 100 people were detained Sunday, police said. Stein near Maastricht close to Belgium clashes with police occurred as they broke up an illegal party reportedly attended by 100 people.
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Protest of hundreds of opponents of the first nighttime curfew in Netherlands have clashed with police in Eindhoven, Amsterdam and other cities,resulting in scores of arrests.
Clashes broke out on Sunday in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Stein, a small city near the Dutch-Belgium border, over the introduction of a nationwide curfew to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
The violence came hours after a group of young people torched a viral testing centerovernight in Urk, a fishing industry city northeast of the Dutch capital.
Security forces in both cities used water cannon as well as batons, horses and dogs and in Eindhoven tear gas to quell the protests.
Vehicles set ablaze and shops plundered near Eindhoven’s main railway station, regional broadcaster Omroep Brabant .
Dutch rail company NS urged travelers to avoid the Eindhoven station.