Vaccination Status Apartheid Sparks Violent Protests in Rotterdam

The frustration is bubbling up all over. (Headline: “Orgy of violence”, words used to describe what happened by the mayor of Rotterdam). The Telegraaf is the largest newspaper in the Netherlands. Protests took place in Rotterdam, 2nd biggest city in the country. Protest were against apartheid based on proof of vaccination.

You can link to a video here: Protests against Mandates Erupt In Rotterdam, The Netherlands (

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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