Six members of the extreme right-wing group Nation attack a homeless man in Brussels
Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Six members of the extreme right-wing group Nation violently attacked a homeless man on Monday. The attack took place on the Place du Luxembourg in Brussels. The victim will not be able to work for seven days. The attackers were arrested in Luxembourg station. It is not yet known if they have been released, the Brussels Prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Six members of the extreme right-wing group Nation violently attacked a homeless man with bottles and paving stones. Their motive is not clear. They can also be seen continuously kicking the victim in a video filmed by an eyewitness.
Soldiers standing guard outside the European Parliament witnessed the attacked, and followed the suspects. They then called the police, who arrested the six men in Luxembourg station. They were charged with assault.
The extreme right-wingers have been in trouble before. On the 19th of March, there was an altercation between three members of the movement, who were shouting racist comments at unregistered people demonstrating on the Place du Luxembourg. The police broke it up, but some of them were arrested.
Unregistered people meet on the rue de la loi and the Place du Luxembourg every Monday. They want help registering, and protest against the government’s asylum policy. During this Monday’s protest, members of Nation were spotted not far away from the Arts-loi roundabout. The homeless person was attacked after the protest.