Mass protests were held in 10 cities in the Netherlands.
There have been protests in several European countries against restrictions on business and citizens' free movement as part of the second wave of the virus. News agencies reported about mass protests held in the Netherlands.
The kingdom's residents took to Amsterdam, Eindhoven, and other major cities, demanding that the authorities lift the severe restrictions. As a result, police officers had to use water cannons, batons, and tear gas. As a result of the protests, hundreds of citizens were detained and charged with acts of violence and disobedience to police demands.
Disturbances were recorded in ten cities in the Netherlands: protesters broke store windows and threw stones at law enforcers. A mobile vaccination center was also set on fire. The authorities also reported 240 detainees. Earlier it became known that restrictive measures in the kingdom were extended until February 9. To date, non-food stores, cafes and restaurants, sports clubs, museums, theaters, beauty salons, and others remain closed in the country. Curfews are in effect throughout the country after 9 p.m.
Czech news agencies also report protests. The day before, it became known that dozens of restaurateurs decided to reopen their establishments to serve customers, despite the restrictive measures in the country. In response, police conducted a series of raids, fined business owners, and demanded the restaurants' immediate closure. Restaurateurs expect to attract the public representatives to the problem of business closures and register a movement called "Let's Open the Czech Republic."
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25 JANUARY 2021, Netherlands