There was turmoil. Security officers used water cannons, drones and tear gas to disperse the group. Three policemen were injured, according to the newspaper “Le Soir”. At least four people were arrested.
Police disperse a crowd that gathered in a park in Brussels, Belgium, this Thursday (1st) – Photo: François Walschaerts / AFP
The policemen were called because the agglomeration violated the rules to fight the coronavirus: in the country, groups of only four people, at most, can meet on public roads.
Officials in the capital had already warned on Wednesday that the announcement, posted on a social network, of a “party” was illegal and that its organizers could be prosecuted.
Policeman asks the participant of a clandestine event to leave the place in a park in Brussels, Belgium, this Thursday (1st) – Photo: François Walschaerts / AFP
Upon appearing at the scene, the police even tried to alert the group that they could be prosecuted. However, the event has turned into a demonstration against security officers and restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus.
On Saturday, Belgium tightened restrictions to try to prevent the contagion from Covid-19, by ordering the closure of schools and stores considered “non-essential” and keeping the borders closed.
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