Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Vienna on Saturday to protest the nationwide lockdown Austria is implementing from Monday, amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Europe, while violence erupted at a protest in the Netherlands.
In Vienna, protesters, many of whom were far-right supporters, chanted “Resist!” Slogan. and gave signs targeting government officials The Associated Press,
Millions of people in Austria were sent into lockdown earlier this week as the country grapples with record level of covid cases.
In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, police shot and injured at least two protesters and injured seven on Friday in riots against new COVID policies, such as vaccine passes, according to BBC,
The demonstration had turned into a riot, with some protesters turning on police cars. Fire and threw stones at police, who used water cannons to disperse the crowd and arrested at least 20 people, BBC reports,
more protest In Switzerland, Croatia and Italy were expected against the COVID restrictions.