Belgium: police disperse crowd celebrating end of curfew in Brussels due to coronavirus

Belgium: Police disperse crowd celebrating end of curfew in Brussels due to coronavirus

The Brussels Police dispersed hundreds of people at dawn this Sunday who were celebrating the end of the curfew and the reopening of the terraces in a square in the Belgian capital without respecting the security regulations in front of the coronavirus.

Thousands of citizens gathered during Saturday afternoon at the plaza Flagey after the “Le Cri” collective convened the rally on Facebook to celebrate the reopening of the terraces after almost seven months closed and the end of the curfew, which was applied between 22:00 and 6:00 in Brussels until Friday.

Although it is no longer forbidden to leave the house during those hours, meetings in the street between midnight and 5:00 a.m. cannot exceed three people.

Police were already present during the afternoon at the rally site, but did not begin to disperse the crowd until 1:30 am (23:30 GMT).

People gather to celebrate the first night without a curfew in Brussels, Belgium.

At that time, around 500 people were still in the square, according to the Belgian news agency, which specified that most of the attendees did not maintain a safety distance or wear a mask.

The same media said that two people were injured during the police intervention, an agent and an assistant.

The participant suffers a concussion after being hit in the head by one of the projectiles that was launched against the security forces and was taken to hospital, while the policeman suffered injuries to the face after the car window broke. your vehicle.

In addition, three administrative arrests were made.

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