Crowds defy restrictions, party in Belgian park

The gathering in the Boverie Park in the southern city of Liege was one of several spontaneous events across the country as people said they were through with restrictions.

"Give back our freedom, give back our freedom," chanted one party goer.

"We are only young once, and we're missing our youth for reasons which I believe don't really exist," said another.

Belgian broadcaster RTL said that police were present but that they did not intervene.