People protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 2. Photo: AP
People protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 2. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Arrests as thousands protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Amsterdam

  • Clashes with police left several people with minor injuries and security forces made arrests, public broadcaster NOS reported
  • Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a lockdown one week before Christmas on December 25 in response to a fresh wave of infections fuelled by the Omicron variant

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 2. Photo: AP
People protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 2. Photo: AP
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