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Brussels: Workers' protest marred by violence

  • A march in Brussels on Thursday, November 6, to protest against austerity measures and other government reforms ended in violence after people hurled stones at the police and set cars ablaze, according to media reports.

    The police in turn used water canons and tear-gas shells.

    Around 100,000 workers took part in the demonstrations, being described as the biggest labor protests in Belgium’s recent history.

    The violence, which ended up overshadowing the mostly peaceful march, left around 50 people injured, reports said.

     

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