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Shameful use of Auschwitz image at protest against corona measures in Brussels

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Facebook users expressed outrage at the display of an Auschwitz image by people who protested on Sunday in the center of Brussels against the government anti-coronavirus measures.

City Police said they had arrested scores of people in an attempt to prevent two banned demonstrations mainly around the central rail stations where some protesters who didn’t wear protective masks shamefully displayed an image of the Auschwitz death camp as a ‘’symbol’’ against vaccination.

”#SICKENING Maskless demonstrators in Brussels, Belgium today, who endanger others, but aren’t ashamed to use the image of Auschwitz against the corona measures. Please take immediate and necessary actions against these people,” wrote a Facebook user.

Belgium has registered one of the highest death rates in the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but restrictions closing bars and restaurants since October along with a night-time curfew have brought infection and hospital cases down in the past two months.

The country last week banned nonessential trips in and out of the country until 1 March.

Belgium’s neighbour the Netherlands was rocked by anti-curfew riots last week

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