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by Oui on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 11:51:00 PM EST

Teens riot against curfew in Dutch village; burn down COVID-19 testing site

In the Netherlands, after a campaign focused on opposing anti-Covid-19 measures and fed by conspiratorial rhetoric, the populist eurosceptic Forum for Democracy -- Thierry Baudet -- party quadrupled its number of parliamentary seats in legislative elections.

In Urk, a small fishing town nestled within the ultra-Protestant "Bible Belt", the Forum made its biggest progress in coming third.

Like other European populist parties, it does not overtly flirt with conspiracy theories but has a sufficiently ambiguous and attractive discourse for an electorate often tired of politics.

by Oui on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 11:52:41 PM EST
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