Around 2,000 people are said to have turned up in an illegal demonstration against the corona measures in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on Sunday. Photo: Peter Dejong / AP Photo / NTB
A small group of protesters ended up in confrontation with riot police on the square outside Rijksmuesum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Sunday. Photo: Peter Dejong / AP Photo / NTB
Thousands of protesters gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to protest against the coronation. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Several are also said to have been injured in clashes with the police. The number of injured and arrested is currently unknown.
– This is the Netherlands! All power to the people, the protesters shouted according to the news agency AFP.
Hundreds of riot police with dogs and water cannons were deployed to disperse the crowd. Local media initially reported that most complied with the police order to leave the place, but there were still some clashes between police and protesters.
The Dutch authorities had previously banned the demonstration on the site outside the Rijksmuseum in the Dutch capital. According to the rules that now apply in the country, you may not have more than two people gathered outdoors.
The Netherlands introduced a comprehensive shutdown of society on Sunday 19 December as a result of the high spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The closure will initially last until 14 January.