The mayor responded to the disturbances that took place on New Year's Eve.
theBourgmestre of the commune of Catherine Moureaux said Tuesday that " the government adopts the attitude to guarantee the safety of the citizens at best during the next Christmas Eve "It reacted to the disturbances that occurred during the night of the 2019 passage on the Place des Etangs noirs and the fire that damaged three cars and two facades on the rue Ribaucourt in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean.
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Catherine Moureaux hears it do everything possible "so that" there is no sense of impunity among the perpetrators of these degradations She also thanks the police and the fire department for their particularly difficult task during the new year.
During the skirmishes at the site of the Zwarte ponds, four police vehicles and two car pumps were indeed caillassés. Four policemen were also slightly injured during these incidents. Several companies have been demoted.
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Noting that this type of collision has been repeated in various municipalities in the Brussels Region, the mayor argues for action outside the local level. "
In view of the recurrence of incidents in the circumstances of the holiday season, in the city (molenbeekoise, editorial note) and elsewhere, it seems essential to me that the government should make every effort to guarantee the safety of the citizens on the occasion as best as possible. Christmas Eve. I'm going to catch the police college to that effect ".
The services of the municipality are at the disposal of citizens and traders in Molenbeekois who have suffered damage.