Hundreds protest against government over lockdown
OTTERLO, Netherlands — Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday against the Dutch government and its tough coronavirus lockdown. Police on horseback also moved in to break up the demonstration on a large square ringed by museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. The city of Amsterdam said riot police took action to disperse the crowd because people weren’t adhering to social distancing measures.
“Because of the danger to public health, it is important that everybody sticks to the measures in force. The demonstrators are not doing that,” the city said in a tweet.