The Belgian police have more than two hundred people planes on New Year’s Eve. Most of the arrests were made in the capital Brussels and Antwerp. A police spokesperson told the VRT on Saturday that 150 people are in the Brussels region, 129 of whom are in the capital itself. In Antwerp, the police protected 58 people.
In the port city it was busy on the street, the doors were closed at 11 p.m. in the catering industry. Many revelers went to Steenplein and Suikerrui. Over the course of the night, the atmosphere grew grim and officers were pelted with fireworks and rockets fired at them. Elsewhere in the city, bus shelters and mopeds were set on fire. Also deals several trams damaged.
Most of the arrests in Brussels were for illegal fireworks. There is a ban on fireworks in the city and the region. Cars and bus shelters were also put in the brand. The Brussels fire brigade had to turn out more than eighty times. A words of the fire brigade said to the VRT that fire engines were pelted twice.
It was also restless in other Belgian cities. In Ghent, among other places, agreements and emergency services were pelted with fireworks. In Ans, near Liège, about twenty youngsters reinforced with iron bars caused a nuisance. They also pelted officers with stones and fireworks. Looking for two things. They were eventually driven out with the help of neighboring forces and the federal police. No one was resolved.
Most people who are prepared are free again. In those cases, these were administrative arrests, where the police can detain people for a maximum of twelve hours.