vendredi 2 novembre 2012

Bruges - Revolt in the detention center for immigrants

BRUGES - A revolt took place in the detention center for immigrants in Bruges. A prisoner wounded himself and after the brutal intervention of the guard, other prisoners started to rebel. They barricades the "living space", broke windows and smashed the interior. Several fires were lit in the centre. Police intervened and managed after a while to break open the barricaded part of the center. Two hours after the beginning of the revolt, police managed to restore order.

Several prisoners were put in isolation. Some will be transferred to other centers.

A few days later, about 60 activistes blocked the center by chaining themselves to the gates.


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