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A large group of young people clash with police on Beijerlandselaan in Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 25, 2021 © AFP / Marco de Swart via RT
As the seemingly eternal and provenly pointless attacks on the civil rights and liberties of citizens in the formerly democratic nations of the world continue, the people's pushback, though largely ignored or misreported by mainstream media continued to gather momentum. Anti-lockdown riots have raged for the third consecutive night in the Netherlands last night, with fires lit, police vehicles burned, and windows smashed. Police have vowed to crack down on the lawlessness.
The Mayor of Netherlands second largest city, Rotterdam signed an emergency order last night giving law enforcement the powers to arrest protesters.
"These people are shameless thieves, I cannot say otherwise," loyal Dutch patriot Ahmed Aboutaleb said. "I had to threaten them with the use of teargas – a far-reaching measure. I find that sad, because I have never had to do that in my entire career as mayor."
There was also widespread civil unrest in other cities and large towns including The Hague, Haarlem, Almelo, Helmond, Geleen, Veenendaal, Almelo, Breda, and Tilburg.
Hours after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte condemned two days of riots as “criminal violence” and vowed to keep a controversial curfew in place, disgruntled citizens took to the streets again for another night of mayhem, masses of black-clad rioters gave him the finger when they assembled in the streets of Rotterdam on Monday, as fires were set and police vehicles vandalized.
More than 200 people were arrested in Sunday night’s unrest, and police issued a warning on Monday to would-be rioters. “Tonight we will be back on the streets to enforce curfew,” they tweeted. “If you deliberately do not obey it and you commit or call for criminal offenses, please know that we can arrest you for this later," adding that video footage would be used to identify and arrest anyone breaking the law. The thick coppers seem to have forgottent it is difficult to tell one person from another when they are wearing masks, let alone identify individuals.
Over the weekend, officials revealed around 300 people were detained on Saturday and Sunday. Much of the anger and frustration that has been builting towards civil unrest in Netherlands has arisen because of the government shuttering all bars and restaurants in the northwestern European country since October, with schools and non-essential shops closed in mid-December to mitigate the virus spread. The Diutch are among the most peaceful and law abiding people in the world because thoughtfulness and good manners are highly regarded qualities, but like anybody they will only stand for so much abuse. Already there is widespread unrest in Italy and France, though little has been reported, and in UK while the thick, sweaty bully-boys-in-blue are running around arresting lone hikers who stray too far from home, dog walkers who have a pooch that needs exercise twice a day and kids sledging, building snowmen and playing snowballs, most sensible people are quietly ignoring the restrictions but keeping a low profile about it.
Meanwhile back in Netherlands the governmen, one of the most 'woke' in Europe, is preparing to turn the fascism up to eleven. Koen Simmers, the head of the national police union, told local television that officers are preparing for additional riots and warned that riot police will be empowered to crush any lawlessness ruthlessly.
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