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Europe Sees Massive Protests Against COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge – Democracy Now!

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In Belgium, police deployed tear gas and water cannons as tens of thousands of people marched in the capital Brussels, some of them throwing fireworks. In the Netherlands, police used batons, dogs and horses to push back crowds in The Hague amid three nights of rioting there and in other Dutch cities. Dozens were arrested in Rotterdam. In Austria, people rallied ahead of a full national lockdown starting today.
Protester: “I want my freedom back. One would think we live in a democracy but now, this is a coronavirus dictatorship.”
Protests also took place in Croatia, Italy, and outside of Europe, most notably in Australia.

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