According to what the police found, about 3.5 thousand. The crowd headed from Gare du Nord towards the “Union Quarter” (where the European Union institutions are located).
Some of the demonstrators – young men dressed in black with hoods on their heads – clashed with policemen guarding the benches of EU institutions. They were dispersed by the officers, and a number of people were arrested.
The average population of Belgium is about 10 thousand. New cases of coronavirus, which may be linked to the spread of the Omikron variant in Europe.
Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo will decide on Wednesday to introduce new restrictions related to the pandemic. The Agence France-Presse that the authorities of the neighboring Netherlands decided to impose a closure during the Christmas season.
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