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Revolts in Holland against lockdown, police shooting. Two wounded

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Violent protests erupted in Rotterdam in the Netherlands during a demonstration that saw hundreds of participants against the government-announced lockdown to deal with the Covid pandemic. Dutch police confirmed that there were injuries after law enforcement fired warning shots and used water cannons on protesters.

Shortly before the agents had in fact fired warning shots to try to quell the revolt, during which some fireworks were fired by demonstrators and several fires were set. Riot police were also deployed. At least one police car was set on fire and others were damaged.

Rotterdam, police shots, injuries and cars set on fire at the protest against the lockdown

Firefighters and police officers were hit with objects. The broadcaster’s images showed sidewalk fires and trash cans thrown into the street. Rail services to and from Rotterdam have been suspended until further notice due to the riots, Dutch railways announced. The demonstration, organized by various organizations, was against the government’s plans to introduce a new regulation that provides a lockdown for the unvaccinated, allowing only the vaccinated and those recovered from Covid to access events, bars and restaurants.

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