Police identify rioting dock workers

Police in Brussels have so far managed to identify around 10 dockworkers that were involved in the ugly scenes that followed the national demonstration against the government’s austerity measures. The demonstration that was attended by well over 100,000 people ended in violence when around 200 people attacked the police and vandalised cars and other property.

Saturday’s edition of the daily ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’ reports that the police are currently going through CCTV images of the violence in an effort to identify the perpetrators.

They are also going through the Interior Ministry football hooligan database to see if any of those involved have been involved in soccer violence in the past.

To date around 10 people have been identified. The police will detain them in the coming day.

The Christian trade union ACV told ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’ that it is prepared to cooperate with the police investigation.

The union’s National Docks Secretary Marc Soens told the paper that “Of course we have recognised some of our dock workers. However, the police has not come and asked us anything yet.”