May 1st Freedom Rally in Brussels Belgium: Police Violently Assault Peaceful Protesters Without Warning

May 1st Freedom Rally in Brussels Belgium: Police Violently Assault Peaceful Protesters Without Warning
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Truth Comes to Light editor’s note: A friend of this site, living in Belgium, sent the following account of the May 1st freedom rally in Brussels, Belgium. She is a healthcare professional with children, risking her own career by standing up for truth and for freedom. English is not her first language. All of the photos below, as well as the cover photo, were provided by her. ~ Kathleen

Labour day in Belgium. The day nobody works. Or at least only a small part does.

This day is traditionally a day when people meet each other and enjoy the changes spring brings to nature. Before 2020, a lot of things were happening on May 1. Things that brought people together, such as fairs and happenings. Things that brought laughter and joy into our lives.

This year, however, for the second time around, it is forbidden to meet each other, to enjoy the company of friends and family. Or more precisely, you can do that but under strict regulations. This so-called pandemic has altered our society in its very essence. Fun is no longer a part of it. Labour is.

So today, instead of meeting with friends we can no longer see, we went to Brussels, the capital of our country. Europe’s hell hole, as Trump used to say. How true his words turned out to be, but not in the meaning I used to think.

A group of youngsters have been organizing a protest march each week by cycling trough a part of Brussels. They traditionally start in a forest, called Bois de la Cambre. This Forest has become the symbolic place of resistance against the oppressive government and the changes to our society they want to push through.

On April 1, Fools’ Day, a collective had made this joke about a number of dj’s that would come to this Forrest. To host a party: ‘la boum’, French for ‘the party’. Everybody knew that it was a joke and the dj’s on the playlist were from abroad. Everyone knew it was impossible, our borders are still closed. A lot of young people went to the Forrest anyway.

It was a very bright and sunny day and they were (and still are) fed up with the prohibition to live the way young people do. They wanted a party after more than a year of waiting on ‘flatten the curve’. But the police, or better our minister of internal affairs, gave the order to chase the people away with all the means and violence necessary to do so.

And this is what happened, violence against peaceful citizens. Bois de la cambre became a symbol.

Today we started our cycling tour from a park in the middle of Brussels. A lot of people turned up and we got a lot of sympathetic reactions, but also a lot of frightened looks from completely brainwashed and masked spectators.

Afterwards we went to Bois de la Cambre, because ‘la boum 2’ was organized. This time it was different. First there were a lot of people dressed in a light blue vests with on their backs the words: ‘a superhero wears a mask’. They really think we are still toddlers, I guess.

It became immediately obvious that they were police officers. They gathered together to protect a police car in a way only trained staff do. There was also a group present with a very clear goal: starting a fight. They were dressed in black, with combat shoes.

Somebody told me they looked like Antifa. We never had Antifa in Belgium but it wouldn’t surprise me. Of course, this is the only thing main stream media will show, but we know better and since we no longer watch main stream media, who cares?

We will keep protesting because it is no longer a choice. It is a duty. As somebody told me recently, it is not a question whether these protests change anything, it is a matter of doing what is right.


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