Hundreds of police intervened on Thursday and evacuated the square of Bois de la Cambre Park in Brussels. Thousands of people were present. They were called to a festival called “La Boum”, which turned out to be wrong.
Police used drones to warn nearly 2,000 attendees They face fines or arrest Gather together.Organized troops evacuated this area in one of the largest parks in the Belgian capital and turned to agents for help Riding on horseback, tear gas and a water tanker Some groups are reluctant to leave.
some people They threw bottles at the officials and shouted slogans like “freedom” or “police, fuck you”. Many evacuees returned to the park through other means.
A young man named Mehdi who attended the meeting thought The police response was “unnecessary” When he admitted that someone had violated the rules, he pointed out that most people were sitting on the ground and many people were wearing masks. He lamented: “Evacuation operations cannot protect the health of the people.”
at least22 people were arrested and dozens were injured After police intervention.As the Brussels police spokesperson told the Belgian agency, at least Twenty-six officers and eight participants were injured in the intervention. Eight police horses were also damaged.
The police announced on Thursday to strengthen their presence in the Bois de la Cambre Park. This event is held on Facebook About 18,000 people signed up and another 51,000 expressed interest in unproduced shows.
“The event “La Boum” (…) is fake news for April Fools’ Day Therefore, it will not be executed. No authorization for a possible music festival has been obtained, and the police will strengthen its presence at the festival,” wrote on his Twitter profile:
In an interview with the newspaper statue of Liberty, The so-called organizer who was covered up appeared as his own representative A group of artists and “free thinkers” They used the famous work of the surrealist painter René Magritte to show the pipe titled “This is not a pipe”. They promised that “This is not a festival” and announced more initiatives in the future.
However, Facebook said The event will start at 6:00 pm this Thursday (4:00 pm GMT) and end at 7:00 am on Friday. (5:00 GMT), although the date was later changed to the same day in 2022.
The so-called festival was planned by the Belgian Federal Government on the second day ordered by the court of first instance. End all special measures taken in response to the pandemic It is considered illegal and the coronavirus can be detected within 30 days. The administration has announced that it will appeal the verdict.
The night before, when the curfew was in effect due to the pandemic, the police intervened in Cincidentenaire Park and expelled a group of people near the area.The Brussels Prosecutor’s Office recalled Anyone who attends such events and does not comply with hygiene measures will be sanctioned. According to the current criminal policy instructions.