Brussels police to increase Gare du Nord patrols to keep out migrants
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    Brussels police to increase Gare du Nord patrols to keep out migrants

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    The Brussels North police zone will increase the patrols of the De Lijn bus stops under the Gare du Nord until the weekend of 25 and 26 May. During checks by the Brussels-North police, three more migrants on Wednesday wanted to relocate to the underground stops of De Lijn again. “It concerned two people with an order to leave the territory and a third person that we referred to the Immigration Office, who was released there without an order to leave the country,” said Audrey Dereymaeker, spokesperson for the Brussels North police zone.

    When the police see migrants trying to settle around or under Brussels-North station, they ask them to leave and give them information about the reception centres of Samusocial, the Red Cross and the Civic Platform for assistance to the refugees.

    Since a few days, however, the migrants have moved to the Maximilian Park again, which is a few hundred metres away from the station. The Park is part of the territory of the city of Brussels, but neither Brussels’ mayor Philippe Close nor the police zone want to comment on whether or not they will prevent migrants from staying there as well.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times