James Reade Venable ( b. 1978, USA) is a photographer based in New York City and Brussels. He is the 2x winner of London Photo Festival's Monthly Competitions His photos have been published in several publications including F-Stop, Black +...
An elderly man wearing a "Freedom Hugs" sign on the ground after the police push back with tear gas on the peaceful protestors to clear them out of the Arcades du Cinquantenaire because of time restrictions.
On January 23rd, 2022 thousands of people gathered in protest in Brussels, Belgium. People from all over Europe were marching against Belgium's Covid Restrictions as well as other European countries. The event was to commence at the Gare du Norde and make its way to the Parc du Cinquantinaire, where a stage and screens were waiting to host this massive event with speakers and performers. The march started peacefully but towards the end of the event rioters commence to vandalize local buildings and interact with the Police. The police retaliated and finally used their power to get rid of the agitators then finally dispense the more peaceful protestors after the manifestation was officially over.