Saturday 20 November 2021
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In protests, perhaps the worst since the outbreak of the new Corona pandemic in the world, violence and chaos increased in the demonstrations rejecting the restrictions of European governments that were put in place to limit the spread of the epidemic.
Police open fire on protesters
The British newspaper, “The Guardian”, reported that Dutch police opened fire on protesters and injured seven people after rioting broke out during a demonstration against Corona restrictions in the center of Rotterdam, western Netherlands.
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“What happened during the demonstrations is a chaotic orgy,” Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told reporters, adding that “on several occasions, the police felt the need to withdraw their weapons to defend themselves,” after rioters stormed the shopping area, set fires and threw stones and fireworks at officers. .
BREAKING: Dutch police fire warning shots as riots erupt at anti-lockdown protest in Rotterdam pic.twitter.com/z3pXulRDd0
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Several officers were injured in the Netherlands during the violence. The city’s mayor said the police had arrested dozens of people and expected more arrests after studying video footage captured by surveillance cameras.
Pictures in the Dutch media, reported by the Guardian, showed at least one police car on fire.
Police said city authorities had closed the city’s main railway station.
General closure in Austria
Thousands, many of them far-right supporters, protested the government’s coronavirus restrictions in the capital, Vienna, a day after the Austrian government announced a new lockdown and said vaccinations would become mandatory next year.
Crowds poured into Heroes’ Square in front of the Hofburg, the former imperial palace, on Saturday, whistling, clapping, trumpeting and drums.
Many waved Austrian and other flags and carried banners reading “No to vaccination”, “Enough is enough” and “Down with the fascist dictatorship”.
Demonstrations in Rome and Australia against the vaccine
“Euro News” reported that demonstrations were organized in the Italian capital, Rome, against the restrictions imposed by the government to confront the outbreak of the virus.
She explained that hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Circo Massimo in Rome on Saturday to demonstrate against the “Covid-19” vaccines.
In Australia, thousands of people gathered in Melbourne and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest against restrictions imposed on the outbreak of the epidemic and mandates for vaccines.
In Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, protesters gathered outside the state parliament – according to the New York Times – and marched through the central business district, waving Australian flags and chanting “No more mandates.”
This was the latest demonstration after a week of escalating protests over a controversial health authorities law that the state government is seeking to pass within the next month.