Anti-coronavirus demonstration cancelled in wake of Rotterdam riots

Anti-coronavirus measure protests at an earlier rally. Photo:
Anti-coronavirus measure protests at an earlier rally. Photo:

A demonstration against the coronavirus rules which was scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon has been cancelled in the wake of the Rotterdam riots.

The organisers of the United We Stand march said on Facebook that they have decided to cancel the protest and have urged supporters not to travel to the capital.

However, the organisers of a similar protest in Breda say it will still take place. ‘We have been shocked by everything that has happened in Rotterdam and distance ourselves from it,’ organiser Joost Eras told news website ‘But our demonstration is going ahead.’

Seven people were injured and several dozen arrested in the Rotterdam riots on Friday night, during which police fired their guns directly at the crowd.

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