Molotov cocktail at Flemish Interest office

8th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

8 November 2005, BRUSSELS — A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the office of extreme right party Flemish Interest on the Canada Square in Brugge at about midnight on Monday.

8 November 2005

BRUSSELS — A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the office of extreme right party Flemish Interest on the Canada Square in Brugge at about midnight on Monday.

The projectile fell short of the building façade and the flames that ensued did not damage the party's provincial office. No injuries were reported.

Five male suspects were later arrested at a house in Damme after a witness noted the number plate of their car, newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws' reported on Tuesday.

Initial Belgian media reports appeared to link the incident with a wave of car arson attacks and unrest involving immigrant youth in various Belgian cities.

However, prosecution officials later said the action was probably linked to divisions between the extreme left and extreme right political movements.

The five men arrested were aged between 18 and 36. Police said initial inquiries indicated two of the suspects were not involved in the arson attack.

Further inquiries will be conducted to determine who made the Molotov cocktail and who threw it at the Flemish Interest office.

It is not yet certain whether the suspects will be remanded in custody.

Two of the suspects are known to police as protesters once involved in the occupation of the Lappersfortbos in Brugge.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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