This march takes place following the attacks that took place in Brussels on 22 of March. 32 people died and several hundred were wounded with 44 victims still in hospital. The march was initially supposed to take place on the 27th of March but was postponed due to security fears.
About 15 000 people are expected to attend the “march against terror and hate” on Sunday and the organisers have presented the route Friday morning. The march will start at 14h00 at Brussels North Station and will head towards the stock exchange and end at the Fontainas square where speeches will be delivered by members of victims’ families as well as ambulance personnel and Brussels Airport staff that were present at the scenes of the attacks.
Over 160 organisations have already confirmed their participation. The victims of the attacks and their families will be leading the march, followed by various community and religious leaders. For security reasons, attendants are not allowed to bring any bags and are also requested to bring ID documentation.
Emmanuel Foulon, one of the organizers and spokesperson for the event, said that the march aims at expressing “the unity of the population in its diversity and its desire to live together”.
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)