Belgian police clash with COVID-19 protesters in Brussels

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Police fired teargas and used water cannons on Sunday to disperse protesters pelting officers with cobblestones and fireworks, as a demonstration in Brussels over government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions turned violent.

A few thousand protesters marched peacefully through the centre of the Belgian capital to the neighbourhood that hosts the headquarters of European Union (EU) institutions, where the demonstration reached its endpoint.

In the EU quarter, a group of protesters wearing black hoods and chanting “liberte” (freedom) started to throw stones at the police, who reacted with teargas and water cannons, according to footage and reports from present Reuters journalists.

Demonstrators were protesting rules imposed in October that oblige people to show COVID-19 passes to access bars and restaurants.

The protest followed new measures announced on Friday to curb one of Europe’s highest infection rates, including mandatory mask wearing for most primary school children and a lengthening of the school holidays.

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