Police and demonstrators clash in The Hague after corona protest

A protest against coronavirus measures in The Hague this afternoon has led to the closure of the Lower House and the Binnenhof. 

Between 100 and 200 people arrived at the demonstration, shouting “we are the Netherlands” and “away with the emergency law!” However, things quickly turned violent as police and demonstrators clashed.

The Hague Police say that they have arrested several people.

The organiser of the protest, Eldor van Feggelen of Virus Truth (formerly Virus Madness) told RTL Nieuws that the group obtained permission for the demonstration. “I have no idea what exactly happened or why there were arrests,” he said.

Now, police have removed people from the protest areas. A police Mobile Unit has been deployed to stop demonstrators from reaching the shopping area.

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Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands — and she still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).

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