“A demonstration on the Coolsingel (street) resulted in riots. Fires have been set in various places, fireworks were set off and the police have fired several (warning) shots,” Rotterdam Police said in a tweet.
“There are injuries related to the fired shots,” the police force added, noting that police officers are at the scene “in large numbers and are trying to restore order.”
According to police, access to the Coolsingel — a popular street in central Rotterdam — and local metro stations has also been restricted, with water cannons deployed in the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated.