Like Paris, Antwerp experienced its own Islamic day of rage yesterday, ostensibly prompted by the blasphemous Mohammed movie.
Below is an article about the same incident from Expatica Belgium:
Belgian Police Detain 230 Protesting Anti-Islam Film
Belgian police said Sunday they have detained 230 people in the northern city of Antwerp after clashes at a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that has sparked a wave of protests.
The protesters shouted anti-US slogans, and some also set fire to the US flag, according to television footage of Saturday’s unauthorised demonstration in an area that has a large Muslim population.
It degenerated into clashes with police after officers blocked the protesters from moving to a main thoroughfare.
One policeman was lightly wounded, local police spokesman Fons Bastiaenssens said, adding that a total of 230 people had been detained.
A leader of the Islamist group Sharia4Belgium was among those detained, according to television station RTBF.
Protests have erupted in the Arab and Muslim world over the low-budget US film “Innocence of Muslims” which portrays Muslims and the Prophet Mohammed in insulting terms.
|0:00||Around noon, the demonstration began quite calmly.|
|0:04||Some 200 Moslem youngsters chanted|
|0:08||slogans against the United States, because an anti-Islamic film was|
|0:12||published there. It should have stayed calm… –|
|0:16||[? ! ?]|
|0:20||[? ! ?]|
|0:24||Still half an hour later, the situation degenerates.|
|0:32||Police quickly seek a confrontation with the 200|
|0:36||hotheads, they really mean it. They use pepper spray and clubs. –|
|0:40||This was probably necessary in order to prevent|
|0:44||a number of these people from actually making their way to Turnhoutsebaan [major Antwerp street near-by].|
|0:48||Don’t forget that last year, there were already severe riots, resulting in heavy damages. –|
|0:52||The worst instigators are being seized roughly|
|0:56||and immediately taken away. Police know them. –|
|1:00||We assume that there are a number of sympathisers with|
|1:04||Sharia4Belgium among the hotheads.|
|1:08||Later tonight, it will become evident who exactly these people are; they are now|
|1:12||all being identified methodically. – Police hope to get the situation|
|1:16||swiftly under control.|