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People walk in cars with banners and flags parked near the center of Brussels on Monday, February 14, 2022. Authorities in France and Belgium have banned roadblocks that threaten groups organized online against COVID-19 restrictions. The events are partly inspired by the protesters in Canada. (Photo by AP / Olivier Mathis)
BRUSSELS – Belgian police filtered traffic around the metropolitan area of Brussels during Monday morning rush hour, trying to support a car protest against coronavirus restrictions on the check.
Police have narrowed some highways and introduced slow traffic to maintain control over what she feared could turn into stifling demonstrations like those played by truckers in Canada. Initial testimony did not show much support for the action, but police took extensive precautions at the European Union headquarters in and around central Brussels.
A lot of trucks were waiting from France where Paris police used tear gas Saturday against several protesters on the Champs Elysees who challenged police by taking part in a car protest.
The threat of a blockade of Paris did not materialize last weekend, despite daily efforts to organize online.
In the Netherlands, dozens of trucks and other vehicles – from tractors to a car towing a campsite – arrived in The Hague for a similar virus-related protest on Saturday, blocking the entrance to the historic Dutch parliamentary complex.
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