Brussels: Serious Corona riots in the heart of Europe – 35,000 on demo – News abroad

Now there is a bang in the heart of Europe!

Around 35,000 people marched through downtown Brussels on Sunday to demonstrate against the tightened Corona measures. Including: at least 1,000 violent criminals.

The rioters set off smoke bombs, throw large stones, bottles and firecrackers at police officers. With twins they fire marbles at the emergency services!

The officers respond with massive water cannon use and fire tear gas grenades into the crowd. Thick tear gas mist lies in the streets.

In the afternoon, the rioters also set fire to barricades – the police use clearing tanks to clear the streets again. Shops were also looted!

This business in Brussels was completely destroyedPhoto: Sebastian Prengel

The planned route of the demonstration should lead to the Europaviertel. The police blocked several streets with barbed wire.

The pictures distributed by the Belga news agency also showed police cars with broken windows.


Violent criminals with pyrotechnics

Violent criminals with pyrotechnicsPhoto: Reichwein Christoph


A thick mist of tear gas hangs over parts of the city

A thick mist of tear gas hangs over parts of the cityPhoto: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

The participants criticize, for example, that in many places a vaccination certificate is now mandatory and that vaccination pressure is built up.

The image of the crowd is diffuse: According to the AP news agency, both right-wing extremist symbols and rainbow flags were seen.


According to police estimates, there are around 35,000 people on the street

According to police estimates, there are around 35,000 people on the streetFoto: Olivier Matthys/AP

In the past few days there have been riots at corona demonstrations in many European metropolises.

The Dutch police took in riots The hague and other Dutch cities arrested more than 30 people on Saturday after much worse rioting the night before.

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