Dutch police try to break up virus protest in The Hague

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police charged hundreds of what they called soccer fans with horses and a water cannon in the center of The Hague Sunday and warned people to stay away from the city center. “This has nothing to do with a normal demonstration,” The Hague police said in a Twitter message. “The atmosphere is grim.” It was unclear exactly how many people had gathered Sunday after The Hague mayor had said during the week not to turn up for a weekend demonstration targeting the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Helmeted police with shields were seen sealing off certain areas as a water cannon was making its way through.