jeudi 22 décembre 2011

Brussels - A non-demo at the detention centre; Office of Foreigners attacked in Brussels

BRUSSELS – After an open call for a demonstration near the new detention centre in Steenokkerzeel, about 150 people showed up and were welcomed by an army of hundreds of anti-riot police, cavalry, water cannon and a helicopter. The demo was prohibited. No demo took place, all demonstrators went away.

A few hours later, in Brussels, the Office of Foreigners (the central institution managing the detention centres, the asylum seekers, the deportations etc.) was attacked by tens of masked people. The entrance hall of the enormous building was smashed and smoke bombs and fireworks were thrown inside.


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