Hague court declares Dutch coronavirus lockdowns “illegitimate, far-reaching violation”
A top court in The Hague issued a “shock” ruling the other day condemning The Netherlands for its sweeping Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) curfew restrictions.
Said restrictions “must be lifted immediately,” the court said, because they are an abuse of power that violates freedom of movement and assembly.
This decision comes after weeks of fierce protests throughout The Netherlands, where Dutch people in unison – if only we had such unity here in the United States – told their government enough is enough.
An official court statement explains that the nation’s invocation of the Extraordinary Powers of Civil Authority Act to impose a national curfew is unjustifiable and will not be tolerated.
Reports indicate that The Netherlands’ now-defunct curfew was among the most draconian in Europe. Since Jan. 23, Dutch citizens were ordered to remain inside their homes between the hours of 9pm and 4:30am.
Demonstrators made a point of emphasizing that The Netherlands is not in wartime, nor is it under any known threat of invasion. As such, there is no legitimate reason to lock everyone away inside their homes.