A day of contrasts

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

 

Yesterday was a day filled with contrasts…

The morning started with the traditional 1st of May parade in the streets of Antwerp. Everything and everyone colored red on ‘Labour Day’ demanding more solidarity.

To then end on the square of the city center where the extreme right N-SA were holding a press conference in one of the café’s and were voicing their ideas trying to disturb the festivities that day. In the end the 3 members present were escorted out under heavy police presence. A few glasses of beer were thrown in the air and for a minute things seemed to heat up between the police and the people on the square. Things returned back to normal very quickly and the neighborhood party in Borgerhout, which the N-SA’ers intended to attend, happened peacefully and in a wonderful atmosphere.

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

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