Belgian police have kept dozens of detained “Yellow Vests” protesters in police horse stables in Etterbeek municipality for several hours without providing them with further information on the situation, local media reported.
More than 400 people were detained in an unauthorized “Yellow Vests” rally in Brussels on Saturday, according to the city’s prosecutor’s office.
Voici les conditions de détention à la caserne d’etterbeek… Des gens sont là dans le froid depuis des heures. Allo M. @PhilippeClose? @BelgaNewsAgency pic.twitter.com/kgFSyMl2Be
— Charlie Le Paige (@charlielepaige) December 8, 2018
”We are all here in the same place, like cattle, without any information,” one of the detained protesters said, as quoted by the Sudinfo news website.
The yellow vests movement, which lasts since some weeks in France, spread to Belgium and the Nederlands. Protesters surrounded the European parliament.https://t.co/fFRenAI0K3 …pic.twitter.com/0fRjMeTfUH https://t.co/53wykgmpKR
— TİKKO Rojava (@TiKKO_Rojava) December 8, 2018
The protest in Belgium followed weeks of similar “Yellow Vests” demonstrations against fuel tax hikes raging in France since November 17.