“Annelies Verlinden spoke about the possibility of classifying the event as a test event. We think the minister’s idea is excellent. So we are looking for volunteers to attend a party without health measures, of which a percentage will need to undertake a viral test before and after the event,” the Facebook page stated.
Verlinden had retracted this comment after both the cultural and hospitality sector had criticised her, however, the organisers took her at her word.
On the same day, 15 May, the “World Wide Demonstration for Freedom”, a demonstration during which participants “will walk, sing and dance in the streets of the woods”, is also expected to take place in the Bois de la Cambre.
Last Saturday, thousands of people flocked to Bois de la Cambre for “La Boum 2”, which resulted in 132 arrests, the police evacuating the park, and using water cannon, as people were not following the coronavirus fighting measures.