Independent TV

Showing now | Editor's Picks

Rotterdam: Police warning shots heard in footage from lockdown riots

00:30

Rotterdam: Police warning shots heard in footage from lockdown riots

Dutch police fired warning shots as riots broke out in Rotterdam during a protest against Covid-19 restrictions on unvaccinated people.

Fires, flares and fireworks were lit during the chaotic demonstration and water cannons were used in an attempt to disperse hundreds of rioters in the city.

The police have since confirmed that at least two people were “wounded” by warning shots, which were fired because the situation was deemed “life-threatening”.

“We fired warning shots and there were also direct shots fired because the situation was life-threatening,” spokesperson Patricia Wessels told Reuters.

Sign up to our breaking news email alerts here.

Up next

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in