The comments below the video are mixed. Some see it as a sign of respect. Others resent the fact and speak of “total submission by the Yvan Mayeur police.” The police zone Brussels-Ixelles, wouldn’t confirm the facts yet.”Other areas came to assist. We therefore cannot confirm that this is a vehicle of our patrol. We are currently investigating internally to find out who owns the vehicle, what police officers were present at the time of the facts, but also to determine the identity of the individual who took the microphone, “said Ilse Van de Keere, spokesman for the Brussels-Ixelles police zone.
An original translation by Ava Lon with much thanks
On the Friday night, several hundred people gathered outside the Turkish Embassy, Montoyer street in Brussels to show their support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The Brussels-Ixelles police first was only watching the gathering, before requesting reinforcements from other areas, given the crowds. No incidents were reported.
However, on social networks, this video created controversy. We see police officers lend the microphone of one of their vehicles to an individual so he could use it to initiate a call to prayer. Sitting in the passenger seat, a man, microphone in hand, is singing for five minutes.