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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Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.

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