The group which, according to the police, 5.500 participants, was earlier in the day without incident in the square arrived. In the crowd were from the afternoon, quite a few Flemish flags, there was also a lot of “left-wing rats, roll up your mats” and “own people first” chanted. “We can already speak of a successful emergence,” says Dries Van Langenhove, founder of Shield and Friends, that mars with organizing. Also Flemish Interest leader Filip Dewinter ran to the front . At the tegenbetoging, the police 1,000 people.Read also Bart De Wever: "Between N-VA and Vlaams belang, there is a Chinese wall”
The proof that something for 12 hours to Brussels Central left, pulled around 12.30 pm by the rue Belliard. In the procession were the Flemish flags prominently present. There were all the time firecrackers chipped. The police who massively was present, accompanied the procession to the rond-point Schuman. There are currently speeches held by representatives of the participating organisations, such as the Shield and Friends.
“The police does not,” says founder Dries Van Langenhove. “That is always present at events in Brussels. That is not just for today. Our message will be heard, especially when you see how many thousands of people we have here now is already present against that undemocratic migration agreement,” says Van Langenhove.Riots, hooligans and tear gas
In the course of the afternoon, the atmosphere became increasingly tense. A camera crew and VTM News journalist Hannelore Simoens were being harassed and were blamed for the ears twisted. There were also rookbommetjes to them thrown.
Just got the tempers also heated up when some protesters against employees of the VRT founded. “Left-wing rats” was to them on several occasions yelled at.
In the course of the early afternoon, after the speeches, joined a large group of hooligans in the original proof. They threw stones and fences, and the police tore verkeerspalen out of the ground. There were also several glass panes of the buildings of the European Commission. The police responded with tear gas and water cannon.
With the use of much tear gas and water cannon remains the police currently, the demonstrators reducing. Fleeing back towards the rond-point Schuman, the surrounding streets and the parc du Cinquantenaire.