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Police, EU Migration Protesters Clash  12/16 10:00

   BRUSSELS (AP) -- Police fired tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators 
who had congregated around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels after 
marching against a new United Nations migration pact.

   About 5,000 people gathered on Sunday for the march that local authorities 
initially banned for fear of violence. Belgium's high court overturned the ban, 
citing the right to protest peacefully.

   Police in Brussels say some protesters became violent when they were asked 
to disperse from outside the EU building.

   The Belgian government had to be revamped last week because the biggest 
coalition party opposed Prime Minister Charles Michel's decision to sign the 
pact, which is meant to streamline and smooth international mass migration.


(KA)

 
 
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