Aid groups shelter migrants amid calls to ‘clean up’ Brussels during far-right march
Monday, 16 September 2019
A citizen-led migrant aid group triggered preventative measures during a far-right march in Brussels. Credit: Plateforme citoyenne de soutien aux réfugiés Bruxelles/Facebook
A citizen-led aid group triggered special measures to protect migrants following reports that far-right demonstrators were issuing calls to “clean up” areas in Brussels where homeless migrants dwell.
“We were informed that messages were circulating on private, far-right Facebook groups calling to ‘clean up’ northern Brussels and the Parc Maximilien,” Mehdi Kassou of the aid group said, according to BX1.
Homeless migrants are regularly seen staying the areas around Gare du Nord and the nearby Parc Maximilien, with some sleeping there through the night.
Migrants were therefore allowed to remain in the Porte d’Ulysse, a housing centre run by Kassou’s Plateforme Citoyenne, a citizen-based aid group offering housing and social assistance to homeless people and migrants in Brussels.
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