In the case of the riots on the beach of Blankenberge, the public prosecutor can report that three judicial arrests have taken place. Several other attendees were deprived of their freedom administratively. Those involved have yet to be questioned. More news will follow in the late afternoon at the earliest.
Last night all hell broke loose on the beach of Blankenberge. A massive brawl broke out. Dozens of people attacked each other and used material from beach bars, such as umbrellas and sticks, as weapons. Images also clearly show how the young people turned against the police. For example, a policeman was even attacked with a parasol.
Mayor Daphné Dumery (N-VA) is currently still sitting together with the security cell in Bruges to see together what measures can be taken. (Junior Verbeke)