There were long queues in front of the Brussels Foreigner’s Office once again on Wednesday morning: around 400 asylum seekers queued up when the office opened. 93 people were refused asylum. Everyone remained calm throughout.
On Tuesday, 203 asylum seekers received a document asking them to go back at 8am the next day. These people were the first to be seen on Wednesday. Then it was the turn of people who had an appointment for their second interview. That means 150 people were registering for the first time. Some of them were successful. The others were asked to go back at 8am on Thursday.
In total, 268 people were successfully claimed asylum, and 93 others received a document asking them to go back on Thursday morning. Many asylum seekers spent the night in the park, where the Red Cross gave them food, drinks and blankets. Some of the asylum seekers were taken in by members of their family.