Hundreds arrested since curfew imposed last week

Published on January 27, 2021 by

Protests continued for the fourth night in the Netherlands, with hundreds arrested since a curfew was imposed on Saturday.
The curfew is the first since World War II, which was imposed to deal with a wave of infections caused by a COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.
The Netherlands has had a more relaxed approach in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic compared with other countries.
But with infections still high and growing concern over new variants – their preventive measures have become among the strictest in the world.
Influenced by conspiracy theories on social media, some groups have increasingly lashed out against government policies and attacked the media.
Far-right politicians have been accused of fuelling these sentiments.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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