Why the riots in the Netherlands go beyond a COVID

2022-04-06
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Described as the worst violence to have erupted in the Netherlands in more than four decades, the riots in Dutch towns and cities this week have become a seminal moment in the country”s bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Sparked by the approval of an overnight curfew by the Dutch parliament, which came into force on Saturday, violent protests rocked Amsterdam and Eindhoven before spreading in the subsequent days to Rotterdam, The Hague, Den Bosch, GoudaThe horizon with shift in vaccination strategy, some experts say, Amersfoort, Haarlem and further afield.

Organising on social media appsrelatedStories, the predominantly young protesters rampaged through city streets vandalising and looting shops, throwing stones and fireworks at police, andThe newspaper Le Journal de Dimanche that, in some instances, setting cars on fire. In the town of Urk, a coronavirus testing facility was torched. In Enschede, stones were thrown at a hospital.

With their number counting far-right extremists:1619311020000,, hooligans, COVID-19-deniers and political protesters, there doesn’t on the surface appear to be a unifying motivation behind the riots. Or is there?

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