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Public prosecutor demands 2 years of imprisonment for yellow jacket that to ‘hard core’ belonged
Brussels The Brussels public prosecutor has a prison sentence of 1 year or a rigorous community service advanced against three ‘yellow vests’. A fourth man is risking 2 years in prison because he belonged to the hard core of the protesters.

Against E. F. of Charleroi was the most severe punishment progressed. He stood by the ‘yellow shirts’demonstration of november 30, between the hard core of the demonstrators. He put out the fire to the wick by a large stone in the direction of law enforcement agencies to cast. In addition, jutte he medebetogers on which these projectiles in the direction of agents started to shed.

T. V., a 25-year-old man who, during the demonstration of the “yellow shirts” on november 30, stones had been thrown at the police, was the first to bid. The man was on november 30, administratively arrested and it was a picture of him taken. He could later be identified on camera images during the demonstration were made, and known the facts.

A vijfhonderdtal activists continued on Friday, november 30, the quantity on stilts during a demonstration of the “yellow vests” in the centre of Brussels. Thereby, among others, were two police vehicles on fire. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, five of them were court held. A few days after the demonstration was the Brussels police two other rioters to pick it up. One of them was the 25-year-old T. V. from Pepinster.

The young man had to say to the demonstration came after all the media attention that the movement of the “yellow shirts” had been. He also found that life is becoming more and more expensive and wanted to against protest. During his interrogation by the police, on 6 december, he had admitted to at least one stone to have thrown, as a response to the action of the police that water cannon and tear gas had been deployed against the demonstrators.

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“It's going to be very serious facts”, said the public prosecutor. “The demonstration was not authorised and the police was there to protect everyone, both the protesters as the other people. There was no reason for the agents to attack. Mr. V. also has not just one stone is thrown, the footage clearly shows how he different projectiles to the agents has thrown.”

The public prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 1 year but could also be found in a strict community service. The lawyer of T. V. admitted that the action of his client was unacceptable but argued that that was swept up by the events.

“It was his first demonstration and he was overwhelmed by what happened”, she said. “He saw demonstrators blown away by the water cannon, and saw tear gas grenades flying through the air. In response, he has a stone thrown. That should not, but the way the police are after him, on 6 december from his bed has been lifted, have searched his house and him with blaring sirens to Brussels, was heavily exaggerated.”

The defense argued for a probatieopschorting but could find themselves in a community service. The judgment falls on 18 January.

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