Saturday, October 27, 2007

Steer clear of Schaarbeek and St. Joost

Suggestion that you steer clear of the Brussels neighbourhoods of St Joost or Schaarbeek Saturday morning? Shopkeepers and cafe owners are planning a major demonstration for the morning. Not only is the Turkish community planning to put upwards of 10,000 people on the streets, but so is the local Kurdish community. Both of these planned demonstrations have been banned by the police, but in the light of the rioting here over the last week, I wouldn't put much confidence in the manifestation not going ahead. BRUSSELS JOURNAL

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