Tens of Thousands Protest in Brussels Over COVID-19 Measures

At least 40 people were arrested and three police officers injured as 35,000 people took to the streets of Brussels on November 21, to protest against measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This footage, by local resident Xavier Paul, shows crowds of protesters outside the Gare de Bruxelles-Nord rail hub.

According to Het Belang van Limburg, police used water canons and tear gas to disperse crowds, after demonstrators threw bottles and fireworks and tried to get past barricades.

On November 17, Belgium tightened its coronavirus restrictions to counter a rise in infections, including a mandatory COVID pass for restaurants and theaters, working from home, and wider mask use. Credit: Xavier Paul via Storyful

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