In Enschede, on the German border, a state of emergency has been declared and “five people have just been arrested in the city center for inciting public violence,” local police tweeted at around 10 p.m. (9 p.m. GMT) , calling on the demonstrators to “go home”.
Protesters also fired fireworks and ransacked what came to hand in the cities of Groningen and Leeuwarden (north) and Tilburg in the south, law enforcement and local media reported.
“The police are present in the center of Groningen” (north) that “several small groups of people are vandalizing,” a spokeswoman told AFP.
A football match in the nearby town of Leeuwarden was briefly interrupted after supporters, banned from the stadium due to anti-Covid restrictions, launched fireworks at the ground, Dutch media reported.
The unrest started on Friday in the Netherlands, when an “orgy of violence” broke out in the port city of Rotterdam (southwest), in which four protesters were injured by police gunfire. 51 people were arrested.
Several police officers were injured in clashes with protesters in The Hague on Saturday evening, who threw stones, burned bicycles and fired fireworks. Violence broke out the same evening in the small town of Urk, in the center of the country, and in several localities in the province of Limburg (south).
More than 100 people were arrested across the country, including for insults to law enforcement, and at least 12 people were injured during the three days of protests.