Belgium staggers towards decolonization

01.02.2021 - Deutsche Welle

Belgium staggers towards decolonization
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Months after Belgium’s Black Lives Matter protests, the country’s reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push.

Ibrahima, a 23-year-old Black Belgian man, died in police custody in Brussels on January 9. Riots broke out a few days later.

Angry citizens clashed with police officers and even attacked the Belgian king’s car with the monarch inside.

Local media reported around 150 arrests related to the night’s incidents.

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