In Brussels, 35,000 people protested against the covid restrictions

35,000 people gathered in Brussels on Sunday to protest the covid passports. During the march from the city center to the EU institutions, some participants in the demonstration threw artillery at police officers, who struck with water cannons and tear gas. The Belga agency informed about it.

The protesters met in the afternoon in front of the Gare du Nord train station, a protest entitled Together for Freedom had permission from Brussels City Hall. Police initially expected the participation of several thousand people, said spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere.

According to the organizers, the main goal was to show opposition to the tightening of anti-epidemic measures, including those that require the submission of covid certificates in restaurants, bars and other places.

Belgium, like other European countries, is now experiencing another wave of coronavirus infection. The country, which has a population of 11.5 million, has an average of 12,000 new infections every day, and hospitals are facing the largest number of covid patients since May.

The day before, similar protests took place in the Austrian capital Vienna, where, according to police estimates, tens of thousands of people gathered. Some protesters set fire to pyrotechnics and threw bottles and cans at police, at least ten people were arrested.


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