Demonstration to be held Sunday in Brussels against infamous Belgian paedophile Dutroux possible early release
Friday, 18 October 2019
The organisers or the march asked the protestors to come dressed in black, as a sign of mourning. Credit: Belga
A ‘black march’ to protest against the possibility of infamous Belgian serial paedophile Marc Dutroux’s requests for parole and the early release of his accomplice Michel Lelièvre will be held in Brussels on Sunday afternoon.
The protest will start at noon on the Boulevard du Roi Albert II, where speeches will be held. The march will depart at 2:00 PM and arrive at 4:00 PM on the Esplanade de l’Europe, close to Brussels-Central train station. The end of the protest is planned around 5:00 PM.
The march will pass through the Botanical Boulevards, Pacheco, Berlaimont and l’Impératrice to go to the European crossroads in front of the Central Station. It will then go on through the Boulevards de l’Empereur et Lemonnier.
“As usual, we will be present to supervise the demonstration, especially in terms of mobility,” said Ilse Van de Keere, spokesperson for the Brussels-Ixelles police zone, to RTBF. “No particular problems are expected,” she added.
The organisers have indicated on the event’s Facebook page that they will not tolerate any misbehaviour. The police are expecting several thousand people to attend.