Police out in power in The Hague to quell issues, unrest in other towns

Law enforcement in Bunschoten, in which an anti-coronavirus protest turned sour. ANP / Hollandse Hoogte / GinoPress

Police have been drafted in to quell hassle in The Hague and quite a few smaller sized cities on Saturday night time, in the wake of Rotterdam’s Friday night riots.

In The Hague, mayor Jan van Zanen invoked his emergency powers in the Schilderswijk and Transvaal neighbourhoods, following teams of youthful adult males established fires and threw fireworks at police. A single man or woman also threw a stone as a result of the window of an ambulance that was transporting a client to hospital, broadcaster NOS described.

Police made use of horses and water canon to crack up the gangs and at least seven men and women were being arrested. Police said 5 officers were being injured in the rioting.

8 people ended up arrested in Urk, the staunchly Protestant former fishing village, following dozens of youngsters pelted police with fireworks. Law enforcement were being previously on standby since of comparable issues previous weekend.

Law enforcement were being also out in force in Roermond in Limburg, where by 4 arrests were designed, in Stein in Limburg and in Bunschoten, near Utrecht. There were being also reviews of problems in Katwijk aan Zee.


In Rotterdam itself, there was a large police presence but no repeat of Friday night’s riots, when hundreds of police ended up drafted in to restore order. In excess of 50 persons have been arrested for the duration of and right after the difficulties.

Police have also now claimed that a few individuals were being hurt by bullets in Rotterdam, somewhat than two, as initially described.

In Amsterdam and Eindhoven, police were being on the alert after social media studies that riots had been becoming planned, but there were being no actual incidents, information site Nu.nl documented.

In Amsterdam, a significant team of persons had collected on the Museumplein but typically dispersed by mid night, regional broadcaster AT5 claimed.


Previously in the evening, two Eredivisie football matches had been halted for a time following folks pressured their way into the stadium and established off fireworks.

The hassle was in Alkmaar, through the AZ-NEC tie and in Almelo at the Heracles-Fortuna recreation.

Supporters are currently banned from stadiums for the reason that of the coronavirus constraints.

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