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Belgian Police Use Tear Gas After Clashes With COVID-19 Protesters Broke Out in Brussels - VIDEO

© REUTERS / JOHANNA GERONPolice officers dressed in riot gear confront demonstrators during a protest against the Belgian government's restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brussels, Belgium
Police officers dressed in riot gear confront demonstrators during a protest against the Belgian government's restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brussels, Belgium  - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.12.2021
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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Belgian police have used tear gas and water cannons against people who attempted to stray from the approved route during the protest against the country's COVID-19 restrictions, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.
he clashes started after several dozens of young people separated from the main protest and tried to break through a police line, pelting law enforcement officers with rocks and fireworks.
Meanwhile, the police announced beginning to detain what they called the "troublemakers."
On Friday, the Belgian government once again enhanced the restrictions amid a fourth COVID-19 wave. Citizens starting from age 6 were ordered to wear face masks indoors, while schools would close for the Christmas holidays earlier than usual.
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