Fighting broke out after the end of largely peaceful trade union march
New right-wing government was elected in Belgium last month
It wants to raise retirement age, cancel wage rises and cut welfare benefits
By Peter Allen for MailOnline and Damien Gayle for MailOnline
Published: 03:48 AEST, 7 November 2014 | Updated: 06:05 AEST, 7 November 2014
Violence broke out on the streets of Brussels today as more than 100,000 people marched against EU-enforced austerity.
Water cannons and tear gas were used in the centre of the Belgian capital as riot police tried to bring the situation under control.
Fighting broke out soon after the end of a largely peaceful march organised by trade unions and left wing politicians.