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At least 2 people injured after Dutch police opened fire on protesters issuing passports for COVID-19 vaccines – National

Rioting crowds in the port city of Rotterdam set cars on fire and hurled stones at police, who responded with shots and water cannons, as in protest demonstrations. COVID-19 The measures turned violent on Friday night.

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“We fired warning shots and also had direct shots fired because the situation was life-threatening,” police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels told Reuters.

“We know that at least two people were injured, possibly as a result of the warning shots, but we need to further investigate the exact cause,” she said.

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Some people on social media spread images of a person they believe was shot by police, but police said that although they had seen the video, they still did not know how the man was injured.

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Hundreds of people gathered to protest against the government’s plan to restrict access to indoor locations for people with “passenger tickets”, which show they have been vaccinated or recovered from illness after being infected. infected.

This card is also issued to people who have not been vaccinated but have proof of a negative test result.

Police issued an emergency decree in Rotterdam, shutting down public transport and asking people to go home. Water cannons were deployed and police on horseback conducted crowd-dispersing missions, police said.


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Authorities also urged eyewitnesses and those who recorded the riots to submit the footage to police for further investigation.

The Netherlands re-imposed some containment measures late last week for the first three weeks in an effort to slow the resurgence of the coronavirus spread, but daily infections remain at their highest levels since then. since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Videos posted on social media showed police cars being set on fire and rioters hurling fireworks and rocks at police.


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