Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam clashed with protesters Friday and fired warning shots as riots erupted over an effort to push new COVID-19 measures, injuring at least seven people, authorities said Friday.
"A demonstration on the Coolsingel resulted in riots. Fires have been set in various places, fireworks are set off and the police have fired several (warning) shots," the National Police Corps tweeted.
Dozens of arrests have been made, police said. The agency said a large number of police were present in the area and units have been redeployed from all over the country to help restore order. Seven people were injured, including police officers, authorities said.