At approximately 1500 local time (1400 UTC) on 23 January 2022, police officers deployed tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who were throwing rocks and debris at the European External Action Service (EEAS) building in the European Quarter of the capital Brussels. The demonstrators had gathered to protest the country’s coronavirus-related restrictions. Other demonstrations were also reported near Brussels North station and near the Grand-Palace central square as tens of thousands of protesters obstructed traffic and marched through the streets of the city center. At least 70 people were arrested, and 15 others were injured.