Brussels detains 35 people during protests

A total of 35 people were arrested in Brussels on Saturday night in rallies in the Belgian capital to protest the death of a young man in Nanterre (France) at the hands of the police last Tuesday when he tried to flee from a roadblock. .

According to the Belgian news agency, the Brussels-Ixelles police made 35 administrative arrests, after calls for new demonstrations were published on social networks.

The attendees met near a square in the Belgian capital and, according to Belga, they would have been urged to disturb public order.

Thus, 35 individuals were arrested, 31 of them minors. They were preventive arrests to identify people.

In the case of minors, their parents were notified to come and pick them up.

94 on friday

On Friday, the Brussels-Ixelles police had arrested 94 people and that of the northern area of ​​the Belgian capital, 7.

The protests in Belgium over the death of Nahel, a 17-year-old boy of Arab descent, who was fatally shot by a police officer on June 27 as he tried to flee a police checkpoint in Nanterre, have been less intense. than in France.

lausanne, switzerland

Meanwhile, more than 100 protesters took to the streets of Lausanne after protests sparked by the police murder of a teenager in France spread to Switzerland.

At least seven people, including six minors between the ages of 15 and 17, were arrested during the riots, Swiss police said in a statement.

Protesters attacked shops and police forces, throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

According to the statement, no injuries were reported during the violent riots.

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The protests had also spread to Belgium since Thursday and 63 people were arrested in that country.

France has been the scene of a wave of violent protests since a police officer shot dead Nahel M., a 17-year-old boy of Algerian origin, in the Nanterre suburb of Paris on June 27.Licie de Brussels-Ixelles He made 35 administrative arrests, after calls for new demonstrations were published on social networks.

meeting in a square

The attendees met near a square in the Belgian capital and, according to Belga, they would have been urged to disturb public order. Thus, 35 individuals were arrested, 31 of them minors. They were preventive arrests to identify people.

Meanwhile, seven people, mostly teenagers, were arrested after the destruction of several shop windows in the Swiss city of Lausanne, where young people gathered in an “echo” of the riots in neighboring France, the police reported Sunday.

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