Reason for changing plans Riots in Rotterdam on FridayDuring which police officers fired on the demonstrators.

Canceling a demonstration against the restrictions

“We are unable to guarantee the safety of the participants,” says United We Stand, posted on Facebook. The organization called on people who planned to join the protest not to come to the capital.

The city council of Amsterdam (Gemiente Amsterdam) also reported that the demonstration had been cancelled.

The police shot the people

The dramatic events took place on Friday evening in Rotterdam. On the city’s streets, protesters against the new restrictions clashed with police. The police injured at least two people. Later, it was reported that the number of wounded had risen to at least 7 people.

A police spokesman confirmed in an interview with Reuters that the officers shot the protesters because “the situation was life-threatening.” Two people were wounded by police bullets and 20 were arrested.

Due to the riots in Rotterdam, a state of emergency was imposed and the main train station was closed.

The return of restrictions in the Netherlands

Last week, due to the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands, it was activated New epidemic restrictions. In shops and other public places, masks must be worn again, and the so-called Covid certificates are valid not only in restaurants and cinemas, but also in museums, gyms and sports clubs.

It also returns the principle of social distancing of 1.5 meters, as well as working from home for at least half a week.

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