AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The mayor of The Hague on Tuesday issued a statement ordering police to break up a demonstration by around 200 people who had gathered to protest against measures ordered by the government to slow the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Police said in a statement that they were “detaining demonstrators that ignore the mayor’s order”. Local press agency ANP said dozens had been detained.
The Dutch government has banned public gatherings since mid-March, with people required to stand at least 1.5 metres apart in public spaces.
Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Alex Richardson