Rotterdam mayor slams violent COVID-19 protests, scores arrested

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The mayor of Rotterdam on Saturday condemned “an orgy of violence” at protests against COVID-19 measures in the Dutch port city, in which seven people were wounded and more than 20 arrested. Crowds of several hundred rioters torched cars https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-police-fire-warning-shots-during-riots-over-covid-19-measures-2021-11-19, set off fireworks and threw rocks at police during the protests on Friday evening. Police responded with warning shots and water canons. “Police were forced to draw their weapons and even fire direct shots,” Mayor Ahmed Abo…

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