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16 Dec 2018 | 02:14 PM UTC

Belgium: Clashes reported at anti-migration protest in Brussels December 16

Belgium News Alert

Demonstrators clash with police at anti-migration demonstration December 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

Event

Police have deployed tear gas and water cannons at a protest against an international migration pact in Brussels on Sunday, December 16. Local reports indicate around 1000 far-right and anti-migration protesters gathered at Schuman roundabout to denounce the Belgian government's support of a UN migration agreement signed at a conference earlier this month. Demonstrators reportedly clashed with police when they attempted to enter the EU Commission building. A heightened security and transportation disruptions are expected in the area. 

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities, allow for extra time to reach their destination, and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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