National protest – man suspected of injuring 5 policemen to stay in prison
Friday, 14 November 2014
On Wednesday, Brussels’ Council Chamber confirmed the continuation for another month of the arrest warrant against a man suspected of having injured 5 policemen in incidents that took place on the sidelines of last Thursday’s national demonstration, said Brussels’ public prosecutor’s department on Friday. Around a hundred policemen were injured in incidents happening around the demonstration. Eleven vehicles were set alight and 62 others were damaged.
The police questioned 43 troublemakers, two of which were arrested. One of the alleged perpetrators was fast-tracked to court and is thought to have injured 4 policemen.
The second suspect injured five policemen and was brought before an investigating judge and consequently taken into custody. It is believed that he also set fire to a police motorcycle last Thursday. This individual was charged with armed resistance, assault and battery on members of the police force, and unlawful possession of weapons. The man from Charleroi had already been arrested several times during previous demonstrations.