Footage shows the moment a barrage of tear gas and water cannon was launched on protesters in the Belgian capital to break up thousands who have taken a stand against ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
Heavily armoured baton-wielding police can be seen swarming a park in the capital as they desperately try to take control.
And water cannon vehicles can be seen throwing torrents of water to fend back the crowds.
Protesters can be heard blasting music and inaudible slogans through speakers amid the frenzied scenes.
But it appears the tear gas and water does little in holding back the swelling crowd who can be seen standing their ground.
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