Anti-lock-holt marches in cities across Europe — and the United States — have often been accompanied by violent clashes. In European cities, thousands of demonstrators have been trying to block motorists from using certain roads during lock-down demonstrations. The lock-downs are the brainchild of motorcycle clubs that enforce “lock down” rules to ensure that motorcyclists keep to a separate lane while riding.
The lock-downs in Europe have prompted some demonstrations, and some arrests. In June, three men were convicted of murder after stabbing a group of motorcyclists who were blocking a Dutch highway. The group, a small part of which was hit by a minivan, consisted of many young men who had gathered to protest lock-downs in the Dutch city of Almere and use social media to keep each other up to date with the arrests.
On Sunday, at least 100 police officers were injured in the French capital as authorities blocked a mass protest against the lock-downs, according to the Associated Press. Protestors threw chairs, rocks and fireworks at police and set fire to flares and bins.
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