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Protest against coronavirus restrictions turns violent in Brussels

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Police fired teargas and used water cannons on Sunday to disperse protesters pelting officers with cobblestones and fireworks as a demonstration in Brussels over government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions turned violent. A few thousand protesters marched peacefully through the centre of the Belgian capital to the neighbourhood which hosts the headquarters of European Union institutions, where the demonstration reached its end point. In the EU quarter a group of protesters wearing black hoods and chanting “liberte” (freedom) started to throw stones at the police, who reacted …

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