Riots in the Netherlands: At least two people were injured last night (Friday-Saturday) by police fire in a demonstration against government measures in the face of the Corona virus in Rotterdam, after protesters threw stones and fireworks at the forces and set fire to police vehicles.
As mentioned, hundreds of protesters gathered to express their anger at the outline of vaccines against the corona virus and the restriction of crowds in the country, after the Netherlands last week imposed a partial closure for three weeks following a rise in morbidity.
A police spokesman told the Reuters news agency that the forces fired because “the situation was life-threatening”. The city was also placed in a state of emergency and its central bus station was closed as a result of the violence.
At the same time, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Australia today in protest against corona vaccines, while a smaller crowd gathered to support measures that brought the country to one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.
As mentioned, almost 85% of the Austrian population aged 16 and over were completely vaccinated against the corona virus. While nationwide vaccinations are voluntary, some states have imposed vaccination requirements in the workplace and banned unvaccinated people from entering complexes.
Protesters against the vaccine outline called for freedom and carried signs that read “End segregation now.” Several thousand of them marched through Melbourne city center, the second largest city in Australia to be hit hardest by the plague. Protesters also gathered in Sydney, Brisbane and other cities, with no immediate reports of unruly behavior.