Hopefully everything will remain peaceful at the demonstrations in Vienna, and hopefully the Austrian executive will have a better grip on the anti-lockdown demonstrators: At least seven injured people called for the riots and the police’s reaction to the protests last night in Rotterdam.
“There are injuries in connection with the shots fired,” said the police in the Dutch port city on Friday evening. It was later reported that officers in the ranks of the police had also been injured. Officials had fired several warning shots and more shots. In the case of a person shot down in pictures, it is still unclear how and by whom the person was injured, the police said. Dozens of people have been arrested, reports ntv.
Dutch celebrities and politicians expressed shock at the level of violence. According to their own statements, the police tried to restore order with a large contingent. The riot police and a water cannon were also used, and police units from all over the country were brought together in the port city. A helicopter could be heard over the smoke-streaked streets. “The police can do their utmost to restore order as quickly as possible,” the police said around midnight.
The mayor issued an emergency ordinance to forbid people to stay at the site of the riots as well as in the main train station and another station. The train traffic to and from Rotterdam had been stopped because of the riots, said the Dutch Railways. Traffic resumed early on Saturday morning.