Riot on a Belgian beach because of the measures imposed against the pandemic

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Several people were arrested Saturday during a riot caused by an order to evacuate a beach in the seaside resort of Blankenberge, on the Belgian coast.

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” That can not continue. We are doing everything to maintain security in our seaside resort, and now that … ”protested the mayor of the resort, Daphné Dumery.

The incidents were triggered by a group of young people urged to respect the security measures imposed against the spread of COVID-19, according to testimonies collected by radio and television RTBF.

According to the daily Het Laatste Nieuws, a group of people rebelled against the police after being ordered to leave the beach.

A violent fight broke out involving several dozen people and the local police were forced to call for reinforcements to bring the situation under control.

In images filmed by witnesses and broadcast on social networks, we can see umbrellas thrown by young people against the police on the beach.

The mayor has called a meeting to take further security measures.

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