Residents of Brussels forgive crimes and defend illegal migrants from police


January 22 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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 Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Brussels to prevent a police operation from clearing hiding places of illegal immigrants. Activists lined up in chain formation from the Northern Railway Station to the capital’s park. 

The activist of the “Civil Platform for Supporting Migrants” says: “Our group on Facebook has 32,000 people, so we knew that there will be a lot of people, we are glad that they all came in. We saw police patrols in the vicinity of the park, but we hope that we will not have to protect many migrants by hiding them in the families of our participants, and we hope that no migrant is hiding from the police here, but just in case we are on duty. “

On Friday, January 19, in a suburb of Brussels, about 50 migrants attacked a group of police officers – 16 attackers were detained.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belgium, Jan Jambon, spoke about the need to strengthen control over migrants. The State Secretary for Migration Theo Franken demanded that parking lots be closed, and raids must be conducted more carefully in order to eliminate places where illegal migrants hide out. Within the framework of this proposal, a police action was planned for Sunday evening, which was prevented by activists.

“We are here to oppose the Theo Franken policy,” they say, “it’s all illegal, that’s what I think: it’s not democracy, and we have to fight it. We need to protect migrants. “

The Sunday events did not accidentally start at the Northern Railway Station – it is from here that buses and trains depart for the UK, a prime destination for many illegal migrants. 

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