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Violent anti-lockdown protesters are idiots, says Dutch PM

Mark Rutte condemns ‘pure violence’ at protests over weekend, as thousands also gather in Brussels

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has lambasted as “idiots” people who turned to “pure violence” during three consecutive nights of anti-lockdown protests across the Netherlands.

Rutte told Dutch media that their actions had “nothing to do with demonstrating” but were “a pure explosion of violence directed against our police, against our firefighters, against ambulance drivers”.

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