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Violence escalation at Corona demo in Brussels: brutal videos circulate - "Situation out of control"

2022-01-23T18:39:04.305Z

Violence escalation at Corona demo in Brussels: brutal videos circulate - "Situation out of control" Created: 01/23/2022, 19:25 By: Richard Strobl Serious riots broke out in Brussels on Sunday on the sidelines of a demonstration against the Corona measures. Brussels – There were brutal scenes on Sunday on the sidelines of a large demonstration against the applicable Corona* measures. Some of t



Violence escalation at Corona demo in Brussels: brutal videos circulate - "Situation out of control"

Created: 01/23/2022, 19:25

By: Richard Strobl

Serious riots broke out in Brussels on Sunday on the sidelines of a demonstration against the Corona measures.

Brussels – There were brutal scenes on Sunday on the sidelines of a large demonstration against the applicable Corona* measures.

Some of the demonstrators fought street battles with the police - some of whom had to retreat to EU buildings.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Brussels on Sunday to demonstrate against the Corona rules in Belgium * and in other EU countries.

The alliance “Europeans United” called for this.

That is why people from Germany, France and other countries traveled to Brussels for the event.

Corona demo in Brussels escalated: street battles near the European quarter

But while large parts of the demo were peaceful, parts of the demonstrators fought street battles with the police.

According to

image

information, some rioters began to throw firecrackers and firecrackers before the actual demonstration began at eleven o'clock.

Protesters stand amid tear gas during clashes with police.

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Brussels against the Corona requirements - sometimes with violence.

© Hatim Kaghat/dpa

Around 2 p.m. the violence is said to have escalated on the edge of the Europaviertel.

Stones, bottles and pieces of wood were thrown at police officers by the demonstrators.

In addition, barricades that were supposed to protect the EU buildings were apparently overrun.

Police had to retreat to an EU building at times while rioters continued to throw objects at them.

Windows and vehicles were damaged.

The police used tear gas.

Escalation of violence in Brussels on the fringes of the Corona demo

Several videos of the riots are circulating on Twitter.

Swedish journalist Hennig Rosenbusch, for example, shared a video showing burning objects on a street in Brussels covered in smoke.

He wrote: "The situation in Brussels is completely out of control after a huge demonstration.

EU buildings are being attacked and there are serious clashes with the police.”

Journalist Frank Schneider also shared a video of the riots.

Here, police officers retreat into a building while they continue to be attacked by demonstrators.

(rjs)

Source: merkur

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