Investigation launched into lobbing of firecrackers at Kurdish Institute
Friday, 18 November 2016
Two firecrackers and squibs were lobbed on Thursday night between 21.00 and 21.30 hours at the Kurdish Institute located at 16 Rue Bonneels in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, a commune in the Brussels region, the Office of the Brussels Public Prosecutor stated on Friday, confirming a report in La Capitale daily. An investigation has been launched into the incident, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, which said no suspect had so far been identified.
La Capitale reported, based on a video circulated on social media networks, that the culprits were demonstrators loyal to Turkey’s Tayyib Erdogan. The video shows about a dozen people driving around in cars blowing their horns and waving Turkish flags through the windows. The firecrackers bounced on the pavement, which limited the damage to the institute. Only one window pane was broken, the Brussels-based daily reported.