Dutch police blast angry anti-lockdown protestors with water cannon and charge them on horseback in terrifying scenes in Amsterdam

(Photo by STA/Dpa)

by A.P.

Police moved in to break up an illegal anti-lockdown protest on a square ringed by museums in Amsterdam

Dutch police turned a water cannon on hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors who were taking part in a banned protest against the Dutch government and its tough coronavirus lockdown.

Police on horseback also moved in to break up the demonstration on a large square ringed by museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam municipality said riot police took action to disperse the crowd because people weren’t adhering to social distancing measures.