Belgium: At least 70 arrested in violent ‘Yellow vest’ protests in Brussels

Police arrested as many as 70 ‘Yellow vest’ protesters who had marched on Belgian capital streets on Saturday. Security forces deployed tear gas against protesters who tried to gain access to blockaded areas housing European institutions, including the offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament. Some appeared to stage a kneel-down protest whereby they re-enacted the mass... Еще student arrest in Mantes-la-Jolie, where as many as 150 students, some as young as 12 years old, were arrested. Protesters seemed to have been inspired by similar 'yellow vest' protests upsetting cities across France in recent weeks. The Yellow Vest movement emerged last month after French President Emmanuel Macron announced controversial hikes in fuel prices to encourage a transition towards greener energy. The French government have now suspended the prices hikes but the protests have nevertheless continued.

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