Huge protests across Europe over new Covid-19 restrictions
As Europe becomes an epicenter of COVID-19 infections, Governments in Europe are beginning to implement social restrictions as COVID-19 surges, but protests are breaking out across the continent.
On Saturday, people in the Netherlands hurled fireworks at police and set fire to bicycles in The Hague, one night after protests in Rotterdam turned violent and police fired gunshots.
Tens of thousands of people also marched in the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest against anti-Covid measures.
Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in Austria, Croatia and Italy as anger mounted over new curbs.
Infection and death rates have risen sharply on the continent, prompting warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO).
With Europe once again the epicentre of the global pandemic that first prompted lockdowns in March 2020, new restrictions and vaccine mandates are expected to spread nearly two years after the first COVID-19 case was identified in China.