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Rotterdam: Riot police swarm streets as fireworks set off

Officers have been stationed in the streets of Holland and other Dutch towns and cities to prevent more violence should protests go on for a fourth night. On Monday, a total of 184 people were arrested after the third night of unrest and more than 1,700 fines for breaking the 9pm to 4:30am curfew were issued.

On Monday, fires were lit on the streets of The Hague as crowds threw bottles at police officers.

A woman living near Den Bosch train station told Dutch radio masked youths devastated the city centre.

She said: “I saw windows smashed and fireworks going off. Really crazy, just like a war zone.”

Eindhoven Mayor John Jorritsma also told reporters on Sunday night the rioters were “the scum of the earth”.

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Coronavirus news:Coronavirus news: Dutch citizens have decried anti-lockdown rioters and said towns and cities were 'like a war zone' (Image: PA)

EU news:EU news: The uproar began after curfew rules were introduced over the weekend to curb the spread of coronavirus (Image: PA)

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In Rotterdam, officers arrested 17 people for minor offences before the nightly curfew came into effect yesterday.

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb issued a scathing video message on Twitter, which asked: “Does it feel good to wake up with a bag full of stolen stuff next to you?”

Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus also stated rioters would be sent to court quickly and could face prison sentences.

He said to reporters: “They won't get away with it. If you rob people who are struggling, with the help of the government, to keep their head above water, it's totally scandalous.”

National Police chief Willem Woelders said small crowds gathered in Rotterdam on Tuesday night, but were broken up without incident.

EU news:EU news: Ministers have called the rioters 'scum' and refused to remove the crufew (Image: PA)

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