President Bukele questions repression in Brussels: “And they dare to say that El Salvador is a ‘dictatorship’?”

The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, referred to the repression suffered by the people of Belgium in Brussels during protests in the administrative center of the European Union.

“And they dare to say that El Salvador is a ‘dictatorship’?” asked the president.

A protest against the restriction measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Belgian capital has led to clashes with security agents and calls for the resignation of the government.

A massive part of the demonstration, which included tens of thousands of people, tried to break through the police cordon. The participants threw firecrackers and bottles at the security agents.

Likewise, the police used tear gas and water cannons while the air temperature in Brussels is around four degrees Celsius. The number of detainees in the riots is still unknown.