After Paris, “Freedom Convoy” on its way to Brussels

After Paris,

Part of the self-declared “freedom convoy”, which stopped around Paris on Saturday, left on Sunday morning in the direction of Brussels. Police are busy trying to avoid any kind of obstruction.

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TookThe main message from the organizers of the anti-PASS convoy is to hit the road around 10 a.m. to reach Brussels, where a big rally is to take place on Monday. On Sunday morning, there were a hundred motorhomes in the Bois de Boulogne, 220 vehicles in Seine-et-Marne and 120 vehicles in Val-d’Oise. But, according to a police source, not all participants should follow this order.

On Saturday, the federal police and the local police of Brussels-Capital/Excel called for compliance with the ban on demonstrations in the capital with motorized vehicles, which will come into effect from midnight and will be in place until at least Tuesday at 8 p.m. .

In a tweet, the police headquarters added “maintain your equipment this Sunday” to prevent protesters from blocking the capital. From Friday to Monday, about 7,500 members of the police have been mobilized by the Paris Police Headquarters.

At the beginning of the afternoon on Saturday, more than a hundred vehicles managed to reach the Champs-lysées, which were slowly evacuated by police with tear gas.

However, a handful remained in the Champs-lysées district and in the Bois de Boulogne from Saturday to Sunday until late at night, forcing the police to intervene “verbally and to disperse”, according to the PP. The demonstration was banned by the police prefect Didier Lallement.

97 arrests

Police on Saturday forwarded 97 arrests in Paris and 513 words from opponents of health measures, including Jerome Rodrigues, one of the faces of the “yellow vest” movement, and active support of the anti-PASS convoy.

In addition, the Paris police prefect requested an internal administrative inquiry on Sunday after a video circulated on social networks showed a policeman beating a man on the avenue des Champs on Saturday with a stick. “A video is currently circulating on social networks following the intervention of the police on the Champs-Elysées. An internal administrative investigation of the prefect is underway,” tweeted the police headquarters.

A disproportionate gathering of President Emmanuel Macron’s opponents, vaccine passes and “yellow vests”, who call themselves “freedom convoys”, have been formed on the model of the mobilization that is currently crippling Canada’s capital, Ottawa .

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