On the 26 November Mohamed Achrak, a 27 year old teacher from Moroccan
origin was shot in Borgerhout, one of the poorest areas of Antwerp. It
is almost certain that this is a case of racist murder. A spontaneous
protest action of immigrant youth met with severe police-repression and
ended up in riots with over 200 being...
Today the tensions in Antwerp (Belgium) have led to several acts of
violence. Antwerp is a city with a large Jewish community and a large
community of immigrants from North Africa and other Muslim countries. A
Jewish synagogue two streets away from my workplace was attacked with
molotov-cocktails this morning.