Europe continues to descend in to authoritarianism as covid restrictions lead to heavy handed enforcement measures. In Germany, police are using rulers to enforce social distancing measures and have intimidated and harassed citizens for not having vaccine passports on them. People have had enough and are taking to the streets to resist the covid police state.
Today, in the Netherlands, police used attack dogs to attack demonstrators who were protesting against the countries harsh lockdown measures which prevent gatherings of more than two people. The Epoch Times Reports–
“Photos and video footage uploaded online showed what appeared to be police releasing dogs on anti-mandate protesters. Netherlands authorities deployed water cannons, footage showed, as other videos appeared to show alleged Dutch Army veterans clashing with police.”
At the protest against government restrictions in Amsterdam, Netherlands the police used dogs on protesters. pic.twitter.com/bESSeZZwMo
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Police broke up the demonstration after Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema issued an emergency order to clear Museum Square because the protesters were violating Covid protocols.
Last month, police used violence to break up protests in Israel, including using water cannons and horse whips against demonstrators. “The police brought five horses into a small area, into a crowd of regular people. A policeman whipped me as I covered my face with my hands. He also could have struck me straight in the face.” Said Roi Peleg, one of the leaders of the protest.
Thousands also took to the street in Brussels to protest covid mandates as protesters pelted police with pebbles and police used tear gas and water cannons to break up the demonstration.