Trouble flares after demonstration against coronavirus measures in Brussels
Although the demonstration itself passed peacefully, there was trouble at the end of what was the third demonstration against the measures designed to curb the spread of coronavirus. The march got underway at around 1pm on Sunday and was peaceful as the demonstrators made there way from Brussels North Railway Stationto the Jubel Park near to Brussels’ European District.
However, at around 4:15pm, after the demonstration had ended, a small group of troublemakers sought a confrontation with the police. Police officers that had assembled at one of the park’s exits were pelted with fireworks, glass bottles and branches.
The police responded with teargas. However, this did little to calm the crowd that was attacking them. Previous anti-corona restriction demonstrations also ended in violence.
Around 3,500 people were at the demonstration in Brussels. Demonstrations against the measures in Antwerp, Genk (Limburg province) and Ostend (West Flanders) attracting just a handful of demonstrators.