Up to 5000 partygoers were fooled into attending a festival in a public park on 1st April. They descended on Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels for ‘La Boum’ – French for ‘The Party’ – an event originally announced on Facebook as a joke, reports the Daily Mail.
Belgium is under lockdown and it’s illegal for gatherings of more than four people to meet up. The Facebook post promised ‘eight stages, a hundred DJs and zero coronavirus rules’ and acts including a one-off reunion of recently split French dance group Daft Punk.
However, reality struck when the partygoers arrived at the park en-masse and were met with a stern response from Brussels police. When they refused to leave, police on horseback charged into the crowd while other officers fired water cannons and used tear gas against rowdy party-goers.
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