WATCH: ‘Yellow Vest’ clashes in Brussels

Belgian police and yellow-vested protestors clashed near government offices in Brussels. Some demonstrators threw rocks and fireworks damaging shops and…

Europe

08 December 2018, 20:44

M.News

Belgian police and yellow-vested protestors clashed near government offices in Brussels. Some demonstrators threw rocks and fireworks damaging shops and cars nearby, Euronews reports.

This marks the second violence of its kind in the Belgium capital in eight days.

Police estimate around 1,000 protesters faced riot squads that used water cannons and tear gas in an attempt to deter demonstrators from European Union and government buildings.

A spokesperson from Brussel’s police said about 100 were detained mainly for the possession of objects such as fireworks.

The movement in Brussels is said to be inspired by 'gilet juanes' or the yellow vest protests in France over the last few weeks.

Protestors in Belgium are airing complaints about the cost of living and demand the end of the country’s centre-right coalition — six months ahead of a national election 2019.

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