Protesters Disperse as Dutch Police Fire Water Cannon Into Crowds

Protests between Turkish supporters and Dutch police escalated on the night of Saturday, March 11, with police using water cannons and dogs in an attempt to disperse the angry crowd.

This video shows police trying to contain and disperse protesters off the streets in Rotterdam, Netherland near the Turkish consulate.

Protests have erupted outside the countries’s consulates after Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was barred by Dutch authorities from landing in Rotterdam on March 11 for a political rally geared towards Turkish expatriates. Hundreds rallied against the decision at the Rotterdam Turkish Consulate.

As protesters surrounded the consulate, Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya claimed to have been barred from entering the consulate by Dutch police. Credit: Twitter/Ryan Beer via Storyful