Sputnik/Moscow: Amid the continuing spread of the coronavirus infection, countries have introduced a variety of measures to hold back the pandemic, including lockdowns and even travel passes. As of Monday, Belgium has reported a total of 28,018 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,346 deaths.
Belgian broadcaster RTBF on Sunday reported that at least 43 people had been arrested for taking part in a riot that erupted in the Brussels neighbourhood of Anderlecht.
The riot started following the death of a 19-year-old man identified as Adil, who crashed a scooter into a police car on Friday after evading a law enforcement check.
Following the incident, people gathered for a rally despite the current lockdown.
— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot) April 11, 2020
According to Patrick Evenepoel, the head of police for Anderlecht, police didn’t intervene until some of the protesters started arming themselves with stones from a nearby construction site.
This is Brussels, a Muslim majority area. mob of North African Arabs from Moroco, Algeria etc. Molenbeek, Anderlecht are Muslim majority areas, famous for drugs & other social crimes. I have spent 20 years of my life in these streats.
During this pandemic, anarchy is in M areas. https://t.co/iOzxxTrU6g
— Arif Aajakia (@arifaajakia) April 11, 2020
Brussels the heart of Europe: Allahu akbar.
Muslims loot police car and steal their weapons. (11-04-2020) pic.twitter.com/APbrY0sudF
— Gefira Foundation (@Gefira_org) April 12, 2020
Riots in Brussels yesterday, dozens arrested, man wearing a balaclava fired gun shots. Anyone seen this reported in UK yet? https://t.co/GsVqVqm2tf
— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) April 12, 2020
— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) April 11, 2020
🚨 Riots in Brussels
Footage of migrant youth that is destroying a police van. Someone is stealing a police firearm and is shooting with it.
Belgian government says to Belgians that this is multicultural enrichment and they must get used to it. pic.twitter.com/3HQOkT1Rrj
— NewsBlog | breaking (@NBbreaking) April 11, 2020
“One thing is for sure, they didn’t come here to mourn the memory of young Adil. They came here to cause a riot, they came to cause violence. Their motivation is very clear.” https://t.co/3EkVHxTUAV
— The Brussels Times (@BrusselsTimes) April 12, 2020