Further arrests after Rotterdam protests become ‘orgy of violence’

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Following an eruption of rioting in the Dutch city of Rotterdam late on Friday, prompted by resistance to possible tougher coronavirus lockdowns, Dutch law enforcement have announced that investigations and further arrests are to come. Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus spoke on Saturday of “extreme violence against police, emergency services and firefighters” and announced a full investigation into the use of weapons by police. At least seven people were injured and about 20 were arrested overnight. The mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, described the events as an “orgy of violence.” Accordi…

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