Police use a water cannon to disperse crowd breaking coronavirus restrictions in Brussels
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Clashes between Belgian police and a large crowd in one of Brussels’ biggest parks has left several people injured after revellers gathered for an unauthorised event despite coronavirus restrictions.
Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de keere said that 22 people were arrested and several police officers were injured. She said eight revellers were wounded, including two who were taken to hospital.
The festival, dubbed “La Boum" ("the party"), had been advertised on social media and police had warned it was a fake event on April Fool’s Day.
According to Brussels police, up to 2,000 people still showed up in the Bois de la Cambre to attend.