Belgium in Brief: Criminal found dead, police in the spotlight and snake in Brussels restaurant
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
A murder trial has been suspended after a criminal was found dead in his cell, police are in the spotlight after Extinction Rebellion protests and firefighters catch a snake in a restaurant in Brussels.
Here’s a recap of the news you might have missed this morning:
Extinction Rebellion has already collected over 30 testimonies of harassment and possible abuse by Brussels-Ixelles police against participants in Saturday’s civil disobedience in reaction to the global climate emergency, the movement said on Tuesday. Read more.
As Belgium prepares for the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the EU at the end of the month, Gare du Midi station – home of the Eurostar connection from Brussels to London – is having to make some changes to ensure a smooth transition. Read more.