Dozens of people ended up in custody, some of whom had to be taken to hospital after a period of time anti-vaccine march People walking the streets of Brussels ended up in riots and clashes with police, who used Water cannons and tear gas Disperse crowds gathered near European Commission headquarters.
Demonstrations have concentrated 50,000 people, according to data provided by the Belgian police. Participants held up signs with slogans such as “We want to be free again” or “No Covid slave pass”, referring to the vaccination passports required for certain events in the country.
Authorities say they have detained more than 60 people, while Three agents and twelve protesters had to be taken to hospital Receive medical assistance.
To ensure that the conference call has the greatest possible impact, the convener has launched an appeal on social networks and organized buses and trains to capital of belgium from other European countries. On the route of the demonstrations, flags of Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United States, Poland or Romania have been seen.
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell, thanking the police for their action and condemning “pointless vandalism and violence” in a tweet with a photo of him appearing next to broken glass.
Strongly condemn the senseless destruction and violence at the demonstrations in Brussels today, including against our @eu_eeas /@EU_FPI premise.
Thanks to all the women and men @federalepolitie @policefederale for their actions. #brussels pic.twitter.com/YWF9lv5xMx
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) January 23, 2022
Organized by associations such as the World Freedom Demonstration and the European Free Alliance, the demonstrators were called at 11:00 a.m. in the Belgian capital’s Nord station and marched an hour later until 50th Anniversary Park, presentations by local and international speakers.
Shortly before 3:00 pm, Brussels police asked in their social network profiles Twitter The dissolution of the parade.
“It’s unbelievable, the influx. But I feel double about it. On the one hand, I’m happy to see so many people coming together. On the other hand, I’m unhappy that these people are here because they’re not being Listen. There is a big question of democracy,” the president of the European Union for Freedom told the Belgian news agency, Tom Melt.
Before the parade begins, next to North Station, police searched protesters and, in some cases, found confiscated dangerous items. Also before the protests began, security forces arrested six people.
“I’m outraged by the government’s blackmail,” she said. Caroline Vanlanduy during the presentation. She said she was vaccinated but her children did not want to be vaccinated and were forced to travel and play sports.
Scene reminders in the Belgian capital on Sunday Riots last November, when some 35,000 protesters took to the streets of Brussels and clashed with police.
also on the last weekend Protests are common Opposition to Brussels’ health measures, often ending in violent scenes.