Monday, 2 November 2009

Belgian Detention Centres Blockaded

Saturday morning saw the simultaneous blockade of the Belgian detention centres at Merksplas, Bruges and Vottem (Liege). Around 150 protesters from across Europe were involved, with many locking-on to gates to prevent vehicle movements. 50 people were arrested inside Vottem after scaling the fence, but were later released without charge.

1 comment:

Alex said...

update from belgium:

during the action in Bruges three detained refugees took the opportunity to escape, two got arrested, one managed to remain out of the hands of the police.

this could explain violent police reaction on the action itself.