A group of asylum seekers, alongside several organisations, are occupying the future offices of Belgium's National Crisis Centre near the Brussels-Nord station, Belga News Agency reports. Sunday's protest comes after the eviction of over 50 asylum seekers near the Tour & Taxis site.
Belga News Agency was told that the occupation is meant to provide asylum seekers with an emergency solution and force the government to fulfil its obligations, in line with its recent migration deal.
The Belgian Government reached an agreement on the housing of asylum seekers this week. However, many have been still forced to sleep on the streets.
Having now taken to the National Crisis Centre's new headquarters, lawyers representing the asylum seekers will launch proceeding to allow the use of the building “until the residents receive the care they are entitled to.”