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.

Sorgente: Young man dies after arrest by Brussels police: investigation opened

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

DUBLIN — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has accused the main opposition Sinn Féin party of defending homophobic, sexist and racist attitudes within its ranks. Tensions between Varadkar’s centrist Fine Gael and the nationalist Sinn Féin have repeatedly flared in recent months as the two compete for first place in public opinion polls. “If you’re an opponent of Sinn Féin and you’re gay, or you’re mixed race, or you’re a young woman, that’s fair game.

Sorgente: Ireland’s Varadkar accuses Sinn Féin of defending homophobia, racism, sexism

PARIS — Romania’s sports minister apologized “on behalf of Romanian sports” after an official’s alleged use of racist language led to the players walking off the pitch during a Champions League football match. The game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir in the French capital on Tuesday was suspended and later abandoned after players from both sides walked off the field in protest at the language used by Sebastian Colțescu, the fourth official. “We strongly condemn any expression or statement that may be considered racist or discriminatory,” Sports Minister Ionuț Stroe told Digi24 .

Sorgente: Romania’s sports minister apologizes after football racism row