It was a pity end of a sweltering long weekend in front of the blaarmeersen. Both Saturday, Sunday as Monday was the heads walk on the beach. There was even a swim, although the water was not warmer than thirteen degrees, and it is actually forbidden. At your own risk.
In the weekend came already several times to verbal tensions on the lawn and around it, but escalate it did, the situation does not. Monday at. When were the emergency services reports of a fight. A large, as would appear, according to the local police for forty to fifty people involved. That happened in the area of the lawn, to the side of the cafeteria.Reason is not clear
The reason is not clear. According to witnesses, there was definitely booze in the game, and tensions have been between a group of young people from Brussels and some of the boys from Ghent. That there are some Inhabitants, at least, is fixed. In the slugfest were also some minors are involved.
The police came on the spot with five vehicles and the dog team, but it was first a cat-and-muisspel for eight young people profiled could be. For the eyes of the beach goers were they an for a - some in badkledij - in the police cars stopped and taken away. The police reports that they are all administrative held. Our reporter on the spot saw that the arrested persons including minors were. All eight were Monday night questioned.“Unacceptable”
“No one was injured, except of sustained dents, bumps and scrapes through the fight," says politiewoordvoerder Matto Langeraert. “The how and why of the facts is still under investigation.”
Ghent mayor Mathias De Clercq responded quickly dismayed at the fracas. “I find it unacceptable what happened,” he noted. “I go to various agencies convene to this, in substance, to address, both preventive and repressive.” The mayor wants the problem with the name 'multi-disciplinary’ approaches. “ @ Blaarmeersen is for all of us”, says the mayor.