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Clash in Brussels: Turks, Kurds fight over vote at referendum
10:05, 31 March 2017
Clash in Brussels: Turks, Kurds fight over vote at referendum

Police pulled them apart; the wounded were taken to hospital, - Le Soir

10:05, 31 March 2017

Fight in Brussels, police, March 2017
Le Soir

Supporters and opponents of Turkish leader Recep Tayip Erdogan clashed in the Belgian capital late on March 30. According to Le Soir, several people suffered knife wounds after a group of Turks attacked Kurds who approached the Turkish embassy; inside the diplomatic institution, there was a polling station where Turkish citizens voted at a referendum on broadening powers of the Turkish president.  

The police managed to pull them apart. Several people who suffered injuries were taken to a hospital. The investigation is underway.  

The Belgian government and personally Prime Minister Charles Michel decisively condemned the incident, marking that the government has zero tolerance to such clashes over the referendum.

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