Dutch towers damaged by 5G protesters

A Dutch newspaper reported on Saturday that several cellular broadcasting towers across the Netherlands have been damaged by arson or sabotage --

by opponents of a rollout of a new 5G network.

De Telegraaf said there have been four incidents in the past week-- citing the director of The Monet Foundation--

an industry group that oversees placement of cell towers in the country.

De Telegraaf reported that arsonists had left an anti-5G slogan spray-painted at the scene of one attack.

A range of groups in the Netherlands have been opposed to the the introduction of 5G for some time--

mostly over concerns that radiowaves could damage human health.

Others fear the technology could infringe upon privacy.

Major telecommunications providers in the Netherlands are in a testing phase with 5G..

and have not yet begun a nationwide rollout pending a spectrum auction due to conclude in June.

Video Transcript

- A Dutch newspaper reported on Saturday that several cellular broadcasting towers across the Netherlands have been damaged by arson or sabotage by opponents of a rollout of a new 5G network.

"The Telegraph" said there have been four incidents in the past week, citing the director of the Monet Foundation, an industry group that oversees placement of cell towers in the country. "The Telegraph" reported that arsonists had left an anti-5G slogan spray-painted at the scene of one attack.

A range of groups in the Netherlands have been opposed to the introduction of 5G for some time, mostly over concerns that radio waves could damage human health. Others fear the technology could infringe upon privacy.

Major telecommunications providers in the Netherlands are in a testing phase with 5G and have not yet begun a nationwide rollout, pending a [? Spectrum ?] [? auction ?] due to conclude in June.