Belgium sees increase in hostility towards cyclists
Monday, 31 August 2020
Motorists are becoming more hostile towards cyclists since the start of the coronavirus crisis, according to various groups for cyclists.
There are even anti-cyclist groups on Facebook calling for physical violence, NewMobility reported.
“Some friends have joined these groups to see what’s what,” said Valentin Thielemans, a cyclist and admin of a mountain bike group on Facebook. These groups have “photos and posts gratifying violence toward two-wheelers,” according to NewMobility, “with some keyboard warriors even boasting some ridiculous and dangerous feats.”