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Police push back protesters in Brussels

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 00:55

Belgian police use water cannon to control hundreds of rowdy protesters in central Brussels near a memorial site to the victims of the recent attacks. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Several hundred protesters along with police broke the quiet remembrance in central Brussels, Sunday. Police used water cannon to disperse the crowd of rowdy demonstrators, many of whom shouted slogans denouncing Islamic State. Many were reportedly ring-wing nationalists. Authorities say they ignored an official call for solidarity marches to be postponed following last week's bomb attacks that killed over 30 people and injured scores more. Though most of the protests were peaceful, Belgium's Prime Minister condemned the demonstrations as "highly inappropriate." Amid criticism that Europe has not done enough to share intelligence about Islamist militants, these protesters say more needs to be done to make sure the recent bloodshed isn't repeated.

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Police push back protesters in Brussels

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 00:55