Thousands of protesters packed Amsterdam’s streets today in opposition to the country’s draconian lockdown restrictions and mandatory vaccine passports. The protesters were brutally attacked by police who dished out Brown Shirt style beatings most likely orders from above.
Riot police with batons and shields repeatedly charged at the crowd striking at random any group that did not disperse when ordered. A number of people were injured several needing hospitalisation following the attacks.
The Dutch Government have banned Public gatherings of more than two people under restrictions they claim was in an effort to prevent the Omicron variant, a 'variant' that they know is the common cold.
Police deployed 'snatch squads' to arrest some 30 people who authorities deemed 'ringleaders'. Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema had issued an emergency ordinance, empowering police to clear the central Museum Square, after the protesters defied a ban on public gatherings.
The Netherlands went into a sudden lockdown on Dec. 19, with the government ordering the closure of all but essential stores, as well as restaurants, hairdressers, gyms, museums and other public places until at least Jan. 14th. This was said to be in 'response' to the Omicron Variant which was known to be just a mild cold at least a week before the measures were implemented.
Protests appear to be larger every day as more and more Dutch citizens realise that authorities are stripping them of their freedoms under the pretence of saving them from a deadly pathogen.