Live from the Hague on Saturday, November 20, as protesters demonstrate against COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Dutch government last week.
On Saturday night, the Netherlands went into a three-week partial lockdown. The restrictions imply, among other measures, that bars, restaurants and supermarkets shut their doors at 20:00 and non-essential stores close at 18:00 each day. People are urged to work from home as much as possible.
The caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s announcement was followed by protests in The Hague where around 200 demonstrators clashed with police, and a water cannon was used to disperse protesters.
On Thursday, the number of new COVID-19 infections in the Netherlands surged to its highest level on record, topping 20,000 for the third day in a row. Some 23,600 new cases were registered, according to the country’s national health institute.
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