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They were part of a protest that saw an unknown of cafes across the country symbolically open their terraces amid growing opposition to the lockdown from hard-hit businesses. Elsewhere, stores in one eastern village opened briefly in the morning and a group of sex workers staged a demonstration and set up a peep show outside parliament in the afternoon.
The Dutch government has pledged billions of euros in support to ailing businesses.
Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra sympathized with the bar owners. The protests come amid growing lockdown fatigue not only in the Netherlands but across the European Union, wherepeople have died in the pandemic and governments are still attempting to rein in new infections while slowly ramping up the pace of vaccinations. More than 1, people gathered in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, on Sunday demanding an end to pandemic restrictions that have left the tourism and hospitality sectors at a standstill for nearly four months.
Marches to denounce COVID restrictions also have been taking place in a scattered form across France and other countries. The pandemic has taken a brutal economic toll in the Netherlands. In the final quarter of the year, as the lockdown was tightened again after a summer of eased measures, cafes saw their turnover decline by Bar owners insist that they can reopen their terraces safely by enforcing social distancing and hygiene measures.
They have been spurred into action in part by recent scenes of large crowds of people packed into city parks enjoying unseasonably warm weather and largely ignoring social distancing measures. A woman who uses the name Moira Mona said she is a dominatrix and can work further from her clients than a hairdresser. Corder reported from The Hague, Netherlands.
Dutch bar owners, sex workers protest against virus lockdown. Sex workers carry s protesting unequal treatment and stigmatizing during a demonstration in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 2, Stores in one village opened briefly, cafe owners across the Netherlands were putting tables and chairs on their outdoor terraces and sex workers demonstrated outside parliament in protests against the government's tough coronavirus lockdown.
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Dutch bar owners, sex workers protest against virus lockdown