Netherlands protests turn violent as government imposes first curfew since WWII

Plans for new Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands provoked violent riots over the weekend, with protesters clashing with police over the country’s first curfew since the end of World War II. As people looted stores and burned cars, police used water cannons to disperse the crowd in Amsterdam. Dutch people are now banned from leaving home between 9pm and 4.30am, although the country has been on a tough lockdown since December and due to last until early February.