Friday, 17 December 2010
Early December – TUBIZE – During a robbery in a jewellery, a youngster, Flavien (16 years), is killed by the owner of the jewellery shop. The robbers were two, they had fake weapons with them. The owner used his hunting rifle to kill one and to hold the other one, Hassan, till the police arrived. Hassan is now in prison and refuses to collaborate with the police.
A few days later, friends of Flavien organised a march to commemorate their friend and to march to the jewellery. About 100 youngsters showed up next to the small city centre . The Federal Police and anti-riot squads were very present and blocked the centre completely, while the mayor prohibited all gathering. At the beginning of the march, some people started to attack the cops with stones. Then the family of Flavien arrived, asking for calm and saying literaly “we are not here to make revolution”. The march ended therefore calmly.
In the days following the march, cars were put on fire in several regions around Tubize and in the French speaking part of Belgium:
8/12/2010, Tubize: car put on fire in the “Street of Democracy”.
8/12/2010, Charleroi: three cars put on fire.
9/12/2010, Jemeppe: five cars put on fire on different spots of the small city.
9/12/2010, Ottignies: car put on fire on the parking of the station in the “Lane of Human Rights”.
9/12/2010, Liège: four cars put on fire on different spots.