The protest passed with few incidents, though a dozen excited demonstrators were detained including four counter-demonstrators. Everybody who was present will receive an administrative fine.
Pegida Flanders, an offshoot of the German anti-Islamisation movement gathered on the Hendrik Conscienceplein in Antwerp last night, but by 9 PM the square was empty again.
Vlaams Belang supremo Filip Dewinter left a meeting of Antwerp city council to take in the demonstration from afar. He is unhappy with the mayor's decision to ban the demo and the police intervention: "Burgomaster Bart De Wever is applying double standards. Recently a pro-Palestinian demo was allowed to proceed despite the terror alert."