The 450 hooligans that violently protested in front of the Stock Exchange in Brussels on Sunday afternoon have been sent to Antwerp and Malines by train. Local police from these two communes have said they will only identify them and arrest them if there are more incidents. “In theory, Brussels police saw what happened in Brussels themselves”, says Dirk Van de Sande, spokesman for the Malines-Vilvorde police. Brussels police will reveal if Malines residents are involved over the next few days.
Antwerp police say they are keeping an eye on the case, but they will not get involved if they are no further incidents in the town. “People returning to Antwerp are asked to head home in a calm manner”, says local police spokesman Wouter Bruyns.