Far-right party files a complaint after being called ‘racist and violent’ by minister
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Vlaams Belang files a complaint against Laurette Onkelinx, for defamation and slander. Credit: Belga
Flanders’ far-right party Vlaams Belang announced on Wednesday that it would file a complaint against the president of the Brussels part of the Parti Socialiste (PS), Laurette Onkelinx, for defamation and slander, after she called the party “racist and violent”.
Vlaams Belang denied being a racist party, and proved it with an official Court Ruling from October 2018 by the Antwerp Court of Appeal, in a dispute with the organisers of the Antwerp Book Fair.
They had refused to host the booth of a publisher publishing works of Vlaams Belang deputies, but the Court had forced them to under the threat of penalty.