Six people taken in after incidents

2nd April 2007, Comments 0 comments

2 April 2007, BRUSSELS – The police have brought five people before an administrative judge and one has been legally arrested for throwing projectiles at police in the incidents between the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Sint-Joost-ten-Noode on Sunday afternoon.

2 April 2007

BRUSSELS – The police have brought five people before an administrative judge and one has been legally arrested for throwing projectiles at police in the incidents between the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Sint-Joost-ten-Noode on Sunday afternoon.

The man who was legally arrested was handed over to the Brussels public prosecution department. The police say the area was calm last night.

The incidents took place after the deliberate setting of fire to a Kurdish cultural centre on the Liedekerkestraat in Sint-Joost-ten-Noode in the early hours of Sunday morning. A Kurdish centre was also set on fire in the Booneelsstraat in the same municipality in 1998.

On Sunday the Kurdish community started gathering in front of the community centre from about 10 am and a spontaneous protest arose. Police had to use water cannons on the crowd in the afternoon.

At about 8 pm police had to intervene once again in order to separate smaller groups that had becoming engaged in fighting. The area was quiet last night, say police.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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