Belgium: More stuff burning

Two attempts at torching trash cans were recorded in the Brussels suburb of Neder-Over-Heembeek Saturday night. The arsonist was identified and located. The trash cans were lined up next to a youth club. There was no damage and no injuries.

A day ealier six cars were torched in the same municipality.

Source: HLN (Dutch)


In Sint-Jans-Molenbeek this Sunday, a group of youth stoned the Brussels fire brigade when it came to put out a fire. Sint-Jans-Molenbeek is a suburb of Brussels with a high percentage of Moroccan residents. The fire broke out in a residence at about 1pm. While the fire brigade was trying to put out the fire, a group of youth began to throw stones at the firemen. The police had to be called in and the fire brigade made tracks after it put out the fire. There were no injuries.

More on the trash can torching incident: It turns out that the fire brigade were first called to put out a fire in the youth center. While the fire brigade was busy putting out the fire, somebody set the trash cans outside the center on fire. The incidents took place at about 2 am.

The youth center had been broken into, but it is unclear whether anything was stolen. The damage to the youth center is considerable.

The police is therefore contradicting its original version of events, as brought above.

Source: HLN 1, 2 (Dutch)

See also: Belgium: Cars burning

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