As the lockdown measures resumed in European countries where COVID-19 is spreading explosively, protests are also continuing.
In Austria, thousands of people gathered to protest the quarantine policy, and in the Netherlands, protesters set fire to police cars.
Reporter Lee Sang-soon on the sidewalk.
Police fire water cannons at protesters.
They even fired warning shots elsewhere.
This is because protests against partial blockades and restrictions on access to unvaccinated people have escalated into violence.
Angry protesters even set fire to police cars.
Two protesters were injured in the process.
Friday night in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 19th local time, was a mess.
In the end, an emergency order was issued and public transportation was stopped, and citizens were ordered to go home.
On the 20th local time, a protest against the Corona 19 quarantine policy was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
[오스트리아 시위대 : 내 자유를 돌려받고 싶습니다. 우리가 민주국가에 살고 있다고 생각하겠지만, 지금은 코로나19 독재입니다.]
There was no violence, but thousands gathered.
Signs of protesters read ‘opposition to mandatory vaccination’ and ‘end the dictatorship of Corona 19’.
[오스트리아 시위대 : 우리는 정부의 봉쇄정책에 반대합니다. 벌써 2년째이고 끝이 보이지도 않습니다. 뭔가 새로운 게 매일 발표되지만 그걸 믿어야 할지도 모르겠습니다.]
Austria’s vaccination rate is one of the lowest in Western Europe, about two-thirds of the population.
In Zurich, Switzerland, more than 2,000 people gathered to protest against the requirement to present a vaccine certificate when entering a restaurant.
Thousands of people each gathered in Italy and Croatia to protest against the government’s quarantine measures.
Europe is plunged into chaos as lockdown measures are followed instead of ‘recovery’ ahead of Christmas.
This is YTN Lee Sang-soon.
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