A 50-year-old Hi-Viz protester was killed when he was hit by a lorry during a demonstration at Visé, between Liège and Maastricht on Friday evening. The Belgian Judicial Authorities believe that the driver deliberately ran over the protester. However, the driver’s solicitor Richard Wagemans has told the Dutch press agency ANP that what happened was an accident.
The Judicial Authorities had already issued a European arrest warrant for the arrest of a 56-year-old trucker from Dongen in the Dutch province of North Brabant. The man was detained, but later released after it emerged that the police had passed on the registration number of the wrong vehicle.