Translated by Michael Laudahn from:
Although many moslems in our country are against Sharia4Belgium, they did not participate in the anti-sharia march on sunday.
Consequently, organiser Mischaël Modrikamen, Parti Populaire (PP), was disappointed that the moslems have not used the demonstration, in order to publicly condemn Sharia4Belgium’s actions. ‘But apparently, press from the moslem world is still too big, so it isn’t being accepted to publicly show flag’, he said.
The organisers appealed to the belgian government to act more resolutely, to prohibit Sharia4Belgium as soon as possible, and to strip people of foreign origin appealing to hatred of their belgian nationality and expel them. With this allusion, they pointed at Fouad Belkacem.
The fact that some forty members of the extreme right-wing Nation movement joined the demonstrators was not desired by the organisers. ‘They still knew that they were not welcome’, he said. However, there were no incidents at all.
At the same time, a counter-demonstration made up by mostly francophone socialist and christian-democratic youngsters started on Polaertplein, near Brussels’ justice palace. At a given moment, a group of leftist youngsters left the demonstration, in order to take the metro and look for confrontation with the extreme right-wing Nation’s members.
Police where able to prevent them from having success. In the Troon metro station, riots erupted (photo at top). Officers used clubs, and several demonstrators having attacked the forces of law and order, received some severe blows.