They set fire to patrol cars and damaged them: more than 100 people were arrested after violent protests in front of a police station in Brussels. The trigger is said to have been the death of a young man.
More than 100 people were temporarily arrested following riots at a police station in Brussels. Announced by Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne.
On Wednesday, about 500 people protested near the guard against the death of a 23-year-old boy who died after a corona check by the police. In the evening, according to police, protesters set fire to trash cans, smashed windows and damaged six police cars. The protester and four police officers were injured.
A possible cause of death is heart failure
According to the original findings, the death of the young man was caused by heart failure, as Belga further stated. The prosecutor’s office described the case on Monday as follows: On Saturday night, police checked a group in Brussels that had gathered despite current restrictions on Corona.
The man then fled, but was quickly caught and taken to a police station for questioning. There he lost consciousness and died a little later in hospital.