I have been taken to task for conflating the EU with Belgium, and with the Brussels police. So let me clarify what I’m saying:
I know the EU is not Belgium.
But massive Muslim immigration is an official EU policy, even if it is a near-secret.
That’s what the demonstrators were protesting, and the police in Brussels were acting as agents of the EU, whether they were cognizant of it or not.
Now down to business. While Dymphna and I were out at her physical therapy appointment this afternoon, the email backed up a bit. So here’s some miscellaneous additional material concerning today’s events in Brussels.
A news video in Italian from Corriere Della Sera TV: “Manifestazione anti-Islam, fermato Borghezio”.
Hat tip: insubria.
Kim of Uriasposten sent us two screenshots from Danish public television news. The caption on the top image reads “Brussels: 50 arrested in demonstration.”
Kim said (this was much earlier today):
Two caps from Danish MSM (DR Update) a few minutes ago.
They remembered that the demo was illegal, and on Radioavisen (DR) they said that the demo was against a “postulated Islamization”…
When far-left riots DR is never that critical.
Jim at Gateway Pundit has an excellent collection of news links and photos.
His post led me to these two photos, both of them from Reuters/France Lenoir.
The man held in a headlock in the second photo is Frank Vanhecke, the Vlaams Belang president.
KGS at Tundra Tabloids posted his translation of a report from the Finnish news agency YLE (from AFP):
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Protestors against Islamization arrested in Belgium.
Belgian police have arrested tens of demonstrators against the Islamization of Europe in Brussels. Belgian extreme right-wing Vlaams Belang party leadership were among those who were arrested. Another of those arrested, was Frank Vanhecke, a member of the EU parliament.
According to the news agency AFP, a number of demonstrators were carrying national symbols. A portion of the police had prepared themselves in full riot gear.
The main planner behind the demonstration, the founder of the anti-Islamization party, Anders Gravers said that he was shocked by the arrests, because he believed that demonstrating was a part of democracy. He threatened last week, that the demonstration would be held in spite of the ban. The hope of the planners was to get thousands of people to protest.
Read the rest at Tundra Tabloids.
Vlaams Belang ought to officially rename themselves “The Extreme Right-Wing Vlaams Belang”. They might as well; that’s the only way they are ever described in the MSM.
Steen checked in with this link to a photo spread, and said:
I had a call from Brussels too; seems to have been quite a success.
But 154 arrested? (news story in Danish)
I haven’t posted half of the material our readers have sent, but I’m beat. That’s it for now, I’ll see what I can do later on.
Unfortunately, the email load today is so heavy that I haven’t a prayer of answering everything. Sorry, everybody!