Cartoon Covid-19 in Europe

A New Wave

Published on 24 November 2021 at 11:54

Covid-19 infections are on the rise in Europe, bringing with them their fair share of restrictions. Sections of the population are finding new lockdowns hard to swallow, and have taken to the streets in several countries.

In the Netherlands, protests erupted on 20 November following the implementation of a partial confinement with restrictions for non-vaccinated people. Several dozen people were arrested and two people were shot and injured.

In Belgium, clashes also broke out on 21 November during an anti-lockdown demonstration of more than 35,000 people in Brussels. The more violent protesters brandished Flemish nationalist flags and far-right slogans.

Protestors also took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday 20 November, at the call of the Freedom Party (FPÖ, far-right), denouncing fresh lockdowns and a bill making vaccination mandatory for adults.

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