Anti-lockdown protesters gather at The Hague

In social media videos, the Dutch protesters were seen gathering in large numbers on the street and letting off smoke bombs to demonstrate against the measures.

The Netherlands will return to a partial lockdown from Saturday after the government ordered restaurants and shops to close early and barred spectators from major sporting events in an effort to contain a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases.

Supermarkets and non-essential retailers will also close earlier and social distancing measures will be reimposed. The number of recommended no more than four visitors at home.

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