Reports say violent rioters were injured by police, with rumors claiming protesters were shot dead.
Protesters hit the streets of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Friday after the government announced new Covid lockdown restrictions set to last another three weeks.
“Police in Rotterdam have fired warning shots, injuring protesters, as riots broke out in central Rotterdam at a demonstration against government plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues,” reported the Guardian.
“Local media said gangs of soccer hooligans were involved in the rioting.”
Here was the scene leading up to the chaos:
Videos showed explosions going off, presumably from fireworks, and also featured police vehicles set on fire. Gunshots can be heard in other videos.