Police hit demonstrators with batons. Police dogs attacked protesters and water cannons were used to disperse swarms of people. City Mayor Femke Halsema issued emergency orders allowing cops to clear the area during the latest wave of cases. Authoritarian violence shows Covid policies are about control, not health.
Over the weekend, more than 200,000 people protested in France against the health pass, which is a vaccine passport. France’s parliament approved a law that requires a health pass to enter restaurants, trains, planes and certain other public venues, claiming that the purpose is to encourage vaccination.
Mainstream news outlets reported that the protesters who attacked journalists and police were right-wing extremists. CHD reported, however, that Black Bloc has infiltrated the pro-freedom movement to incite violence and caste it in a bad light. Black Bloc is commonly associated with anarchist groups and Antifa.