Brussels protests see 100k clash with police in march against EU austerity measures | Daily Mail Online

Hundreds of protesters mill around as vehicles burn after violence broke out at the end of a mass march
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

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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.

via Brussels protests see 100k clash with police in march against EU austerity measures | Daily Mail Online.

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