COVID-19: The contaminations at the highest in the Netherlands, a reconfinement is not excluded
© AFP / BART MAAT The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, should announce new restrictions on Friday. (Illustration) Never had the Netherlands experienced such a number of contaminations: 16,364 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. It is more than 20 December 2020, when with 12,997 cases had been identified in this country of 17.4 million, although 85% of adults are vaccinated.
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manifestations against health restrictions have once again turned to riot Saturday night in the Netherlands, especially in The Hague where Several policemen were injured in clashes with the protesters, the day after a "orgy of violence" in Rotterdam (South-West).
At the Hague, the city where the Dutch government, police-resistant police officers charged the protesters who were throwing them with stones and various objects in a popular district, and used a water barrel to extinguish bicycles. on fire at a very frequented intersection. Five policemen were injured and at least seven people arrested.
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As the first Western European country, the Netherlands has imposed a part-lockdown for autumn because of the strongly rising Corona figures. Government Mark Rutte announced on Friday night in The Hague that gastronomy, shops and sports activities were affected. Rutt's announcement was overshadowed by violent clashes between around 200 enemies of the measures and the police.
Violence also broke out to Urk, a small Protestant city of the Country Center, and in several localities in the Province of Limburg (South). Two football matches were interrupted several minutes in Alkmaar (West) and Almelo (East) by frustrated supporters by the closed session imposed as part of the anti-Covid control, according to the local media.
Friday night, a demonstration had already fired at Chaos in the center of Rotterdam, with three protesters wounded by police fire and 51 people arrested.
The Netherlands has reintroduced last week a partial confinement to cope with COVID-19 cases, with a series of sanitary restrictions, including the catering sector, which must close at 8 pm.
The government now projects some places to non-vaccinated, including bars and restaurants to try to stop the wave of contamination. More than 21,000 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered Friday in the Netherlands.
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"People protest against confinement and 2G" that authorizes the only vaccinated ("Genese") to access certain public places, "said AFP Ferdi Yilmaz, owner of a pizzeria in The Hague.
"They are angry," he added, accusing policemen to have dragged several people out of his shop, broke the window of the front door and hit him on the hand "no reason "
The police stopped several people in the popular district of Schilderswijk in The Hague, where AFP journalists saw civilian agents dragging a woman out of a car.
Five policemen were injured, one of whom was transported to the hospital for a cerebral concussion and two suffer from hearing lesions caused by the noise of the fireworks, the Hague police said in a statement.
An ambulance carrying a patient had his window broken by a stone's throw, added the police.
Saturday at the beginning of the day, the demonstrations had yet started in the calm in several cities of the country, as in Amsterdam or in Breda (South) where a thousand people parade by wearing signs saying "no confinement ".
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At the end of a manifestation against sanitary restrictions, clashes erupted on Saturday night in The Hague. The watch Rotterdam has, according to his mayor, have an "orgy of violence" © Peter Dejong / AP / SIPA a manifestation in Amsterdam against sanitary measures, November 20, 2021 (Illustration). Challenge - At the end of a manifestation against sanitary restrictions, clashes erupted Saturday night in The Hague.
The event in Breda even looks celebrated, the participants dancing following tanks with DJs, the "Party Bus" closing the march, noted a reporter of AFP.
Fumigents were used and some fireworks were fired while the last participants dispersed.
"People want to live (...) That's why we are here," said AFP Joost Eras, one of the organizers. But "we are not rioters. Here, we are in peace, "he said, distanced himself from the night chaos who had broken the day before in Rotterdam.
The mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb described the incidents of Friday of "orgy of violence".
"Three rioters were wounded when they were affected by a bullet. They are always in the hospital, "said the Dutch police, adding that an investigation would be conducted to determine" if the injuries were caused by police bullets. "
In total, seven people, including police, were injured in the violence of Rotterdam
on the fifty people arrested, half were minor and rioters came from different parts of the country, "said the police, who was still in The search for other suspects.
earlier in the day, the Dutch police stated that he shot "semonce shots repeatedly" but "at some point, the situation became so dangerous that the agents felt obliged to shoot targets", She added.
"The police and the public prosecutor shall make every effort to track, pursue and punish these rioters," said Ferd Grapperhaus, the Minister of Security and Justice, deploring "considerable" destruction.
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