Are freedom and human rights just an illusion in developed countries? People are beaten, arrested, silenced, fined, and oppressed for protesting questionable COVID restrictions. Why are people’s voices being suppressed?
About 2,000 people protested the Dutch government’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations at The Hague last Sunday. What started as a peaceful protest of civilians repudiating vaccines, masks and dictatorship ended in police using excessive force, violence, and arrest against civilians. Crowds sat on the ground with large yellow umbrellas to symbolize political weakness in the Netherlands.
Police warned people on Twitter not to attend the park because the event was at capacity; however, hundreds more arrived. Photos and videos show police in heavy armour beating protestors, using K9 dogs on people, kicking protestors in the head, using smoke and water cannons on the people.
The Dutch anti-riot police said the protest was largely peaceful.
Do the world leaders still work for the people? Since the COVID-19 pandemic, civilian voices and rights have been heavily controlled and regulated. People protest globally about lockdown violations, yet world leaders refuse to acknowledge them. Have our freedom and human rights been violated for the sake of public health and safety?