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Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters

Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions that aim to counter a surge of coronavirus infections.

Riot police police use a tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against coronavirus measures in Brussels, Belgium on Dec. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)