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  • Lockdown curfew protesters clash with police in Amsterdam

    Water cannons have been deployed by police. To break up hundreds of lockdown protesters in Amsterdam.

    Lockdown curfew protesters clash with police in Amsterdam: The large groups were ‘up in arms’ about new curfew rules that are in place to stem the spread of COVID. Rioting youths also set fire to a COVID testing facility in the small fishing town of Urk police reported. The outlawed anti-lockdown demonstration took place yesterday in Amsterdam’s Museum Square. Officials at the scene said they were not social distancing or wearing protective face masks.

    Footage shows a water cannon spraying a large group against a wall of the museum. In Eindhoven, 80 miles from Amsterdam, police also used a water cannon and tear gas to stop demonstrators. Which included some supporters of the anti-immigrant group Pegida. Although there were no reported injuries, at least 30 people were arrested. With police asking people to stay away from the centre of the city. The Netherlands have seen a strict lockdown since mid-December. Which isn’t due to end until at least the 8th February.

    Video has been released of the youths setting the testing facility alight in Urk. 50 miles north east of Amsterdam, on Saturday night. All that was left of the building was a burnt-out shell. Police and local authorities released a statement on Sunday night. Expressing outrage at the protesters, saying. “they were throwing fireworks and stones to destroying police cars and with the torching of the test location”.

    This is not only unacceptable, but also a slap in the face. Especially for the local health authority staff who do all they can at the test centre to help people from Urk.” They maintained the strict curfew would be continuing.


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  • Council demand Tesco’s shut off ‘non-essential aisles’ in regulations row

    Supermarket Tesco and Hounslow Council are in a row regarding closing down non-essential aisles in the store.

    Council demand Tesco’s shut off ‘non-essential aisles’ in regulations row: Following an inspection of the store the council issued a prohibition notice demanding the first floor is closed to customers. Council leader Steve Curran said it should be closed during the lockdown. As it sells clothing and ‘non-essential items’. Tesco’s are appealing the notice as it doubts the council’s right to insist on the partial closure. Councillor Curran said. “At a time when Hounslow has among the highest levels of COVID-19 in London. It is vital we continue to take action to protect public health wherever we find concerns.

    In this case, because Government guidance advises that where areas selling essential goods are separate to those selling non-essential goods. Access to the non-essential goods should be restricted. We have required the shop to restrict sale of non-essential goods on the first floor of the superstore. Access is still allowed to the café for a takeaway service.

    Our view is that Tesco’s actions go against the spirit of the law in allowing shoppers to shop for the non-essential goods. We recognise that Tesco is a responsible retailer and would have hoped to see them working in line with government guidance. Not in opposition to it. Tesco do not agree with the position we have taken. That is their right and they have exercised their right of appeal. While that is ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment further.” He went on to add. “We would ask Hounslow’s residents though, to undertake only essential shopping.

    Browsing clothes is not essential. Please stay at Home, Protect the NHS and save lives.”

    Specific guidance rules for supermarkets during the lockdown say “A business selling a significant amount of essential retail may also continue to sell goods typically sold at non-essential retail. For example, a supermarket that sells food is not required to close off or cordon off aisles selling home wear.” A Tesco spokesperson said “The safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority. We believe that our Osterley Extra store complies with the government’s rules on Covid-19 measures and we were disappointed to receive this notice, which we are appealing.”


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  • Teenager in hiding after reporting father for Capitol riots involvement

    A teenager from Texas has gone into hiding. After reporting his father to the FBI for his part in the Capitol riots.

    Teenager in hiding after reporting father for Capitol riots involvement: The New York Times reported that Jackson Reffitt, 18, contacted the FBI about his father, Guy Reffitt, ahead of the riots. Guy Reffitt has been arrested for his involvement in the attack on the US Capitol building on 6th January. Guy, 48, has ties to an extremist malitia group according to the FBI and also owns two firearms.

    Later, his arrest came after footage from the riots identified him. The FBI affidavit also told how his children were alarmed upon his return from the attack. He allegedly told them. “if you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors…traitors get shot.” He has been charged with unlawful entry to the Government building. Inciting a riot and threatening his family. Jackson Reffitt told The Times “I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right.”

    He added that he didn’t regret doing it. And was unsure if his father knew it was him. He added “I am afraid for him to know. Not for my life or anything, but for what he might think.” When asked by the newspaper where he was living he declined to say. As he is in fear for his safety. He finished off by saying “I didn’t know what he was going to do. So I just did anything possible just to be on the safe side.”


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Portugal News

  • Cross Border Cooperation measures announced between Spain & Portugal

    Spain and Portugal announced a series of measures on Saturday to strengthen cross-border cooperation, including better access to health and social services for citizens living along their shared 750-mile border.

    Following an annual summit in Guarda, Portugal, the prime ministers of both countries said a new identity card would allow people working on the other side of the border to access health services there.

    The measures are aimed at helping 1.6 million Portuguese and 3.4 Spanish inhabitants along the border, which comprises some of the poorest districts in both countries.

    At a press conference after the summit, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said ambulance services would operate across both countries so that patients could be served by the nearest vehicle, whether from Portugal or Spain.

    Other measures expected include bilingual schools and a joint centre for combating fires. A full package will be announced by the end of the day on Saturday.

    The border has remained open to workers and transport of goods between mid-March to July 1, despite the coronarivus pandemic. But it was closed to tourists, hurting local businesses reliant on tourism. [L8N2E826K]

    “I am in Portugal every day. Everyone knows me,” said Florencio Ramos Ramos from Spain who sells wild mushrooms in his shop in the tiny municipality of Salamanca.

    “But we’ve always been a disadvantaged zone – both the Portuguese side, and the Spanish,” he told Portuguese broadcaster RTP.


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