Neo-Nazis meet under police guard
14 August 2006, BRUSSELS — Dozens of neo-Nazis from the movement Blood and Honour met on Saturday in Hever, a district of the Flemish Brabant city of Boortmeerbeek.
14 August 2006
BRUSSELS — Dozens of neo-Nazis from the movement Blood and Honour met on Saturday in Hever, a district of the Flemish Brabant city of Boortmeerbeek.
In contrast to their previous meeting in Vremde, no clashes or incidents were reported.
The skinheads gathered at a car park along the E19 in Brecht and jointly departed to a secret location, a private room in Hever that had been hired anonymously.
Police were therefore not earlier aware of the exact location of the meeting.
However, federal police officers remained in the vicinity of the meeting, as did Liberal VLD Mayor Michel Baert.
However, no police intervention was necessary.
"As long as we don't see them transgress the law, we can't intervene," Baert said.
The meeting can only be banned if breaches of the law are detected.
However, a large number of politicians said on Saturday night that any meetings of the neo-Nazi association should be banned.
Germany, the Netherlands and Spain have in the past banned such meetings from taking place.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news