As a result of an April Fool's Day joke, thousands of people gathered in a park in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, on April 1, violating epidemic prevention regulations.
The local police used tear gas and high-pressure water guns to try to disperse the crowd, and both the police and the party members were injured.
According to reports, someone subsequently posted on social media saying that the concert was purely an "April Fool's Day joke."
The Brussels police also issued a reminder that there are no concerts in the park!
Despite this, thousands of people were still present on April 1, some media estimated that as many as 5,000, and others estimated that it was about 2,000.
The recent severe COVID-19 epidemic in Belgium has imposed curfews and no more than 4 people in outdoor gatherings. The crowding of people in this park has alarmed the police.
The police dispatched a large number of people, including mounted police, to disperse the crowd with tear gas and water cannons.
The gathering was mainly young people, some people threw bottles and stones at the police.
A police spokesman said that 8 people at the gathering and several policemen were confirmed to have been injured, and 22 people were arrested.
(Producing Zhou Jing)
Editor in charge: [Wang Kai]