The threats against Beke and Peeters go back a couple of months. No further details were given. It is not clear whether they received extra protection.
Last week, Theo Francken also received death threats from someone who does not agree with his asylum policy. Francken received a letter written in French which says "you're going to give money to all those immigrants while Belgium is battling high unemployment rates" the letter goes (Belgium has decided not to give cash to refugees, but to offer them accommodation and food under the form of 'bed, bath and bread', red). Francken has filed a complaint with the police.