Wearing, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch police have used water cannon vehicles and officers on Sunday who had gone over to the Hague park to disperse protest against the government and against tough koronavirusi blocking three days before the vote. General elections.
Police in The Hague tweeted that they had deployed special forces to disperse the protest after hundreds of people ignored the constant calls to go home. Earlier, they arrested a man for attacking an officer with a stick.
An unknown number of protesters were arrested as police dispersed a rally. The AP photographer saw a police dog biting a man when he was arrested by officers who beat him with a truncheon.
While police protest finished, several people carrying homemade flags were posted, Dutch “Love and freedom. “There is no dictatorship,” many said, with yellow umbrellas often carried by people who had taken part in anti-block protests in recent weeks.
Another protester gathered a temporary package of shares with a photo of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s head գլխ in the middle. “If you love the Netherlands, vote for them.”
Prior to the scheduled start of the event, the police tweeted that the maximum number of participants had already been reached. Hundreds of people arrived after the tweet, prompting authorities to stop trains to The Hague to prevent more people from entering the city.
Smaller demonstrations have taken place in Amsterdam in recent weeks, with police special forces repeatedly urging pastors to refuse to leave.
They reflect the growing impatience of a small segment of the public during the blockade, which has shut down businesses, including bars, restaurants and museums, since mid-October. Despite the blockade, the number of infections persistently remains high. More than 16,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
At the same time, party leaders went on the air to gain the support of disoriented voters, but began to move from their positions until the formation of the country’s next governing coalition.
Christian Democrat leader Wopke Hoekstra said in a televised talk show on NPO1 on Sunday night that he would prefer to continue to lead the four-party coalition led by Rutte.
For her part, Rutte said the Christian Democrats are the most natural partner of their conservative “His Democracy for Democracy” party.
“This is a real burial ground,” said Green Left party leader Essie Claver.
The comments outline what the long-running process of forming the next coalition could be after Wednesday night’s vote on the coronavirus.
A record 37 parties are running in the 150-seat lower house. The party with the most seats will be the first to negotiate the formation of the next coalition, but with so many parties entering parliament, it will be difficult to form a majority coalition.
If polls suggest that Rutte’s party will win the largest number of seats, he will be able to form his fourth ruling coalition to become the longest-serving prime minister in the Netherlands.
A limited number of polling stations are open Monday through Tuesday, primarily to allow people considered to be vulnerable to coronavirus to vote. Wednesday is the main voting day և The results will most likely be announced on Wednesday evening և Thursday.