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Water cannons, tear gas unleashed on 100,000 anti-austerity marchers in Brussels

More than 100,000 workers took to the streets in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday to protest austerity cuts and free-market reforms that are set to cut vital social services, freeze wages, and raise the retirement age.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to break up the protest, which saw laborers and other low-wage workers marching peacefully through downtown Brussels to mark the start of an anticipated month-long campaign against the country’s newly elected center-right government.

The actions will culminate with a nationwide strike on December 15.

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