Brussel’s Fight For Civil Rights Against Covid-19 Restrictions

Brussel’s Fight For Civil Rights Against Covid-19 Restrictions

Police officers stand guard during a demonstration against the Belgian government’s restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brussels, Belgium, January 23, 2022. REUTERS

On Sunday, the capital of Brussels became main location for protesters to demonstrate against the recent COVID-19 restrictions. The purpose of vaccine mandates were to limit the spread of omicron variant.

Police stated there were more than 50,000 people who traveled to Belgian Center from France, Germany, and other countries to participate in tthe protest.

A demonstrator lead the protest saying, “Come on people! Don’t let them take away your rights,” and “Go to Hell, “ against the police officers.

From the crowds protesters shouted “Liberty!” as they marched for justice, while others attacked police. A video surfaced on Twitter showing individuals wearing all back breaking the windows and entrance of the European Union’s Diplomatic service building.

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As a result police fired water cannons and tear gas to diffuse the protesters. 70 people were detained, while 12 demonstrators and three officers were sent to the hospital for treatment. Furthermore Brussels was one of few European capitals that held protests.

77% of Belgium’s population has accepted the vaccine. 53% had booster doses, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

According to legal philosopher Eva Vlaardingerbroek, that this is the beginning of a ‘social credit system’.

“These people are aware of the fact that Europe’s constitutional rights are being suspended without an end date and that the continent is heading toward a new system, a tyrannical regime of mass surveillance and control,” she furthermore states on FoxNews.

Europe has already developed a QR code (digital pass) that gives the vaccinated access to public and federal buildings. Digging deeper, the system includes personal information such as medical data, taxes, banking information, and more.

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