Tem­per­a­tures ris­ing

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A seven-day av­er­age tem­per­a­ture of 33.1°C – the high­est on record – made Dutch peo­ple re­ally hot un­der the col­lar last week. In a na­tion not known for caus­ing trou­ble on the streets, eggs, stones and fire­works were thrown at po­lice by ri­ot­ers. They were protest­ing at not be­ing able to use fire hy­drants in the streets to cool off. The hy­drants are wa­ter points for fire en­gines and the wa­ter au­thor­i­ties took ac­tion to try to stop them be­ing used to re­lieve the over­heated pub­lic. Calm was re­stored as tem­per­a­tures cooled.

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