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.