Coronavirus: Curfews continue in the Netherlands despite riots in many cities

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Some damage from vandalism at Den Bosch

The Dutch government said it would not lift the curfew, after a third night of violent protests against increasing restrictions across the country to curb the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.

Shops were looted in Rotterdam and other cities, and Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said, “Those who did these things are rums.” More than 180 people were arrested.

The Dutch police chief said the riots were no longer related to the “basic right to demonstrate”.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, “The criminal violence must stop.





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