Amsterdam protests: Huge clashes as police turn water canons on crowds throwing fireworks

Several hundred angry protesters gathered to Museumplein n the Dutch capital to protest against the outgoing cabinet. Nearly 5,000 people said they would attend the protest on social media but now police have resorted to using water canons to deter them as the march turned violent.

One person on social media tweeted: “Fireworks thrown at the police, bricks are thrown, riot police in action, police on horseback, arrests really wtf I watch.”

The official Twitter account for the municipality of Amsterdam urged people to go home and follow the strict social distancing measures.

They tweeted: “The triangle immediately issues an emergency order. 

“This means that no one is allowed to stay on the Museumplein.

“Go home and keep 1.5 meters away.”

More to follow…