There were riots and destruction carried out all over Brussels. According to the organizers, it is the police themselves the instigators of these excesses. “We lodged a complaint today with Committee P,” Ezra Armakye, spokesperson for Ensemble pour la Liberté, confirmed to Belga on Monday, confirming information from Het Laatste Nieuws. “The demonstration had more than 30,000 participants. The police split it in two, then started spraying tear gas and firing water cannons. Tear gas was fired again during the peaceful speech at the Schuman roundabout, forcing me to end the demonstration, “according to the spokesperson.
The organizers were inundated on Sunday evening with messages and images relayed by the demonstrators. They believe that plainclothes agents are at the origin of the drift of the demonstration.
“We have a lot of footage showing that the rioters are the policemen themselves. We have footage of plainclothes policemen arriving with scooters and suits in black, posing as protesters and throwing stones at policemen. We have it all on camera, ”continues Ezra Armakye.
The organizers are calling on all demonstrators to file a complaint on Police.be and with Committee P and to share their experiences.