By PETER DEJONG, Related Press
URK, Netherlands (AP) — Rioting youths protesting on the primary night time of a Dutch curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility and threw fireworks at police in a Dutch fishing village.
Police stated Sunday they fined greater than 3,600 folks nationwide for breaching the curfew that ran from 9 p.m. Saturday till 4:30 a.m. Sunday and arrested 25 folks for breaching the curfew or for violence.
Video from the village of Urk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, confirmed youths breaking into the coronavirus testing facility close to the village’s harbor earlier than it was set ablaze Saturday night time.
The police and municipality issued a press release Sunday expressing their anger at rioting, “from throwing fireworks and stones to destroying police automobiles and with the torching of the take a look at location as a deep level.”
“This isn’t solely unacceptable, but in addition a slap within the face, particularly for the native well being authority employees who do all they will on the take a look at heart to assist folks from Urk,” the native authorities stated, including that the curfew could be strictly enforced for the remainder of the week.
On Sunday, all that remained of the moveable constructing used to manage coronavirus assessments was a burned-out shell.
Police in Amsterdam additionally have been bracing for one more protest Sunday, sending officers to a sq. the place demonstrators clashed with police every week in the past. Town’s municipality designated the sq. a “danger space,” a transfer that gave police further powers to frisk folks.
Related Press author Mike Corder contributed from Otterlo, Netherlands.
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