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Netherlands Covid riots: Fireworks and chaos on the streets for a second night | BBC News |

Fresh rioting broke out on Saturday night over the Dutch government's latest coronavirus measures.

Hooded rioters set fire to bicycles on the streets of The Hague, as riot police used horses, dogs and batons to chase the crowds away. Officials have announced an emergency order in the city, and at least seven people were arrested.

Police said someone threw a rock through the window of a passing ambulance carrying a patient. Officers in the city tweeted that five police were injured, with one taken away by ambulance with a knee injury.

Elsewhere in the country, two top-flight football matches were briefly halted after supporters broke into the grounds and ran onto the pitch. Fans are currently banned from stadiums because of new coronavirus rules.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:25:57 AM EST
Covid: Fresh protests in Europe against new restrictions | CBC |

Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in Austria, Croatia and Italy as anger mounted over new curbs.

Many governments across the continent are bringing in new restrictions in a bid to tackle rising infections. A number of countries have recently reported record-high daily case numbers.

Tens of thousands of people protested in Austria's capital Vienna after the government announced a new national lockdown and plans to make jabs compulsory in February 2022. It is the first European country to make vaccination a legal requirement.

Brandishing national flags and banners reading "Freedom", protesters shouted "Resistance!" and booed the police.

In Croatia, thousands marched in the capital Zagreb to show their anger at mandatory vaccinations for public sector workers, while in Italy, a few thousand protesters gathered at the ancient Circus Maximus chariot-racing ground in Rome to oppose "Green Pass" certificates required at workplaces, venues and on public transport.

French authorities meanwhile are sending dozens more police officers to quell unrest on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, a French overseas department.

Overnight riots saw looters ransack dozens of shops and set businesses alight after protests against France's own Covid pass turned violent.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:28:03 AM EST
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"Thousands" sure sounds more impressive that "3-4 hundred". Corriere
Gli irriducibili sono tre-quattrocento. Tentano di partire in corteo quando capiscono che piazza Fontana è blindata e inaccessibile. E soprattutto che le forze dell'ordine non consentiranno alcuna manifestazione. I primi vengono bloccati e identificati già alle 16. Il corteo però fa poco più di cento metri per finire, bloccato dai cordoni di poliziotti e carabinieri, davanti a Palazzo Reale
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:44:56 AM EST
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Demonstrations undermined with harsh police policy and prosecution ...

"The police pincer strategy works: protest numbers collapse"

    In total, the No passes never exceed a thousand. A very different number from the one expected by the "call to arms" which started for days via chat. After Saturday's half flop, yesterday's one can now be considered an evident downsizing of the movement at the 18th demonstration and which had blocked the city (and some trade routes) without rules and with never less than 5-6 thousand people 16 times. Sometimes well over ten thousand.

Italy's Anti-Vaccination Movement Is Militant and Dangerous | Foreign Policy - Nov. 13, 2021 |

Anti-vax protesters in Rome target Draghi's office, union's headquarters - 6 days ago

Italian police raid homes of anti-vaccine activists who plotted violent attacks | Politico EU - Sept. 9, 2021 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 02:52:28 PM EST
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Tens of thousands is not that impressive in a city of two million. Shoot them with the Moderna gun imo.
by generic on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 11:32:13 AM EST
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