The Brussels public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the death of a young man, who died about an hour after he was arrested by the police last weekend. On Saturday 9 January around 7:00 PM, several police officers of the Brussels North police zone carried out a check on a group of people who were gathered on the Place du Nord, close to the Brussels North station, for violating the current coronavirus measures.
Tags appeared on Sunday on a statue of King Leopold II at the Wiertz Square in Namur. The words “Who is tired?”, “King of Thieves” and “Stop racism sexism,” written in pink, could be seen on the statue. No-one claimed responsibility for the act. “I do not know who committed this act, or even by virtue of which demand,” commented Namur Mayor Maxime Prévot (cdH). “It’s lamentable to be taking it out on public monuments once again.” “That never benefits the authors or the cause they claim to serve,” Ms.
Sorgente: Leopold II statue defaced in Namur
A statue of the controversial Belgian monarch Leopold II was removed from the alcove of Leuven Town Hall on Tuesday morning as part of a push from the city to break ties with its colonial past. The decision to remove the statue was already taken a few months ago, alongside a broad movement in Belgium to remove references to the former King.