Source Title: Dutch Prime Minister condemns violent demonstrations against curfew: all as crimes
On the 24th local time, demonstrations against the national defense curfew broke out in many parts of the Netherlands, which turned violent at one time, causing serious clashes with the police. Dutch Prime Minister Luther condemned the violence on the 25th, saying it was “totally unacceptable.”;.
At least 10 towns in the Netherlands have been affected by the violence, the Associated Press reported. In Amsterdam and Eindhoven, at least 190 and 55 people were arrested for violence, respectively. Lu te said: “these have nothing to do with protest. Even violent crimes, we will deal with them in the same way. ”
According to the report, vehicles and supermarkets were smashed and looted in Eindhoven, the most seriously affected area. Local police clashed with hundreds of protestors and were also attacked by stones and fireworks. In an interview, mayor jorisma of Eindhoven denounced the behavior of the protestors, saying: “my city is in tears, so am I & hellip; & hellip; if this continues, we are not far from the civil war. ”
According to previous reports, the Holland government has responded to COVID-19’s approval of the national curfew order. The public can not go out without special circumstances from 9 o’clock every night from 23 to 9 o’clock the next day, otherwise they will face a fine. It is also the first nationwide curfew in the Netherlands since the Second World War.