Violence at demonstration against coronavirus measures in Rotterdam

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Violent riots broke out in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam during a demonstration by hundreds of people against stricter anti-coronavirus measures. The police in Rotterdam announced on Friday evening that incidents of arson had occurred in several places, fireworks had been fired and officers had fired several warning shots. A large police force is trying to restore order. Riot police were also deployed. Initially, there was no talk of casualties. As reported by broadcaster NOS, at least one police car was set on fire and others were damaged. Firefighters and police officers were pelted with …

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