Nine police officers had to be admitted to hospital, one of whom is still under surveillance. Nieuwsblad report. A police officer carried a broken collarphone during the riot. Among the injured was a policeman who targeted rioters while riding his motorcycle. He was severely beaten, but not seriously injured, police chief Christian Beaubery said, describing the riot as a “wave of anger and violence.”
Katia Olszewska, of a New Yorker clothing store in Place Saint-Lambert, says she had to hide with customers when the bombs exploded. “I was lucky to have an agent at the door and the doors closed quickly,” he tells RDL Info. “I allowed the first two groups to exit through the emergency exit.” Unfortunately, not everyone is the same luck. “I did not expel the third group because the rebels were trying to get inside from the other side. I decided it would be nice to lock us in the storage room. We heard noise, but we had no idea what was going on. It was very stressful. ”
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Sunday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. A few hundred troublemakers rocked the city center on Saturday afternoon. They destroyed a McDonald’s restaurant and shops. Also, a police station and town hall were blown up. Police stopped water cannons and tear gas canisters.
The protest was announced in response to an incident involving a Congolese woman who resisted police at the center on Monday. As a precaution, authorities had already prepared additional security forces on Saturday.
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