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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.

by Oui on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:25:57 AM EST

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