Protests at the Place de la Bourse, Brussels, Belgium

Although police had banned public gatherings in Brussels due to security concerns, thousands of people have gathered to honour the victims of Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels.

Altercations have erupted with right-wing protesters at Place de la Bourse. Police have fired water cannon to attempt to disperse the crowd.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers in Brussels today should avoid the Place de la Bourse and Brussels Stock Exchange areas. To minimize safety risk, always avoid areas of large public gatherings or protests. Always leave an area if tension begins to develop between groups. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate into violent confrontations.

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