Netherlands and Denmark Leaders Warn Of ‘Civil War’

Netherlands and Denmark Leaders Warn Of 'Civil War'. image: @j.carlson

Netherlands and Denmark Leaders Warn Of ‘Civil War’After Weekend Of Riots.

POLICE in the Netherlands have warned the country could face weeks of rioting after a coronavirus curfew ended in the worst riots for 40 years as delays to vaccinations raised tensions across the whole of Europe. There were more than 240 arrests last night, police used tear gas and water cannon to break up demonstrations in Amsterdam and Eindhoven leading to rioting across the country.

Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte has described the violence that accompanied anti-lockdown protests in some Dutch towns and cities as ‘unacceptable’. Rutte said 99% of people were complying with the stricter new rules, including the 9 pm curfew that came into force on Saturday, He singled out the vandalism in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, as well as Enschede where a hospital building came under attack, for special condemnation.

‘Any normal person will look at this with disgust and ask themselves what possessed these people,’ Rutte said. ‘This has nothing to do with protesting: it is criminal violence and that is how we will treat it.’ The prime minister expressed his support for police, municipal mayors and journalists who were targeted while reporting on the weekend’s violence. He said police had responded ‘adequately’ to the situation and dismissed the idea of calling in the army to enforce the curfew.

We’re not taking these measures for fun,’ Rutte said. ‘We’re doing it because we’re fighting the virus and right now it’s the virus that’s taking away our freedom, and it’s because of the virus that we’re taking these rotten measures.’

Two men were arrested on suspicion of threatening Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen after a weekend protest against coronavirus restrictions turned violent, police said on Sunday, Jan.24.

An effigy of Frederiksen was hung from a lamp post and set alight at the protest in Copenhagen on Saturday evening. A sign with the words “She must and should be killed” hung from the effigy, police said. The two suspects, aged 30 and 34, were to face a pre-trial custody hearing, according to police.

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    • Naimah Yianni

      26 January 2021 • 10:47

      what a load of rubbish. “The virus” has done nothing apart from be a virus, just like the flu and is no more dangerous than the flu, even if it is something other than the flu, which is doubtful.. it is governments who are taking away freedoms and lying to their populations over death figures and diagnoses. People everywhere are sick of the bshit. Don´t be surprised if similar situations arise in the UK and Spain. All those in public office who have spouted lies about covid should be sent to jail for life. They are wrecking peoples lives and causing millions of unnecessary deaths through their misinformation, propaganda and outright lies. Coronavirus is nothing to do with health and everything to do with governments taking away fundamental human rights and freedoms. None of these lockdowns are necessary, this whole situation has been manufactured

    • james

      26 January 2021 • 10:50

      “as delays to vaccinations raised tensions across the whole of Europe” – why is everyone making out people are rioting because of the lack of a vaccine. What absolute tosh!!!! They are rioting because covid should really be called convid. Get a grip ffs…

    • Simon

      26 January 2021 • 10:53

      while we are here – this wont be a civil war it will be a war against a government that is following orders from billionaires and banking dynasties…call it out for what it is!!! COVID IS A FRAUD !!!!!


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