Squatters from Ebola risk nations in Sint-Joost

Some one hundred undocumented people are squatting in a building in the Brussels borough of Sint-Joost-ten-Node. The protesters hope their action will encourage the authorities to grant them temporary protection.

The squatters all hail from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, three countries devastated by the Ebola outbreak. At present Belgium isn't expelling any nationals from these countries, but people are being kept in limbo because they are not being given official permission to stay in Belgium.