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The Netherlands: Rotterdam police open fire as Covid protest turns violent

Warning shots fired as unrest breaks out over plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues

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Police in Rotterdam have fired warning shots, injuring protesters, as riots broke out in central Rotterdam at a demonstration against government plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues.

Police said in a tweet that “there are injuries in connection with the shots” during the violent unrest on Friday night. Riot police used a water cannon in an attempt to drive hundreds of rioters from a central street in the port city.

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