A “festival” in Brussels began as an April Fools’ prank on social media, and ended with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse several thousand partygoers defying the Covid-19 lockdown. After using drones to repeatedly call on the partygoers to disperse, police sent a shield wall of riot police. When that didn’t work, it was time for a cavalry charge. Eventually, water cannon and tear gas were deployed as well.
A court in Brussels ruled on Wednesday that the lockdown measures were unconstitutional because they did not have parliamentary approval, and ordered the Belgian government to lift them within 30 days or face fines.
— Rosie Birchard (@rosiex_) April 1, 2021
So the police acted illegally. Yet nothing will be done.