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“I can’t stand the lockdown, give me freedom” Violent protests across Europe

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Now in some countries in Europe you can see fires and water cannons on the streets. After loosening the quarantine regulations a bit, as the number of corona confirmed patients increased again recently, a ‘lockdown order’ was issued.

Reporter Ji-ah Kim reports.

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Red flames soar in the middle of the street.

Protesters set fire to cars.

They even throw garbage at the police car.

More than 35,000 people took to the streets as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands increased and the lockdown was imposed again.

They can’t stand the government lockdown.

[프랑크 루싱크/네덜란드 시위참가자 : 우리 사회는 다른 의견을 가진 사람을 배제하는 나쁜 역사를 가지고 있어요. 지금 (봉쇄령을 두고) 비슷한 일을 반복하고 있습니다.]

They argue that the state should respect individual freedom and diversity rather than continue to impose lockdowns.

The protests, which started last Friday, continued throughout the weekend.

More than 50 people were arrested and the city was in chaos.

The situation in other European countries that have tightened the reins of quarantine is similar.

In Belgium, people also took to the protests against the lockdown.

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There are more than 20,000 confirmed cases a day, but they even fight with the police and demand that quarantine measures be lifted.

Police used water cannons to quell the protesters.

Violent anti-lockdown protests have also erupted in Austria.

Austria has made vaccination virtually compulsory and has issued curfews, etc.

The WHO has warned that 500,000 more people will die in Europe alone by March next year if quarantine measures are not strengthened.

(Video design: Lee Chang-hwan)

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