Belgium: Thousands join anti-fascism rally in Brussels

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Brussels on Tuesday to protest against the rise of the far-right across Europe.

Footage shows protesters marching and chanting, holding flags and anti-fascist signs. According to reports, around 6,000 people joined the rally.

Organised by the anti-fascist group ‘Stand Up’ the rally takes place in response to the record support from Belgians towards the far-right group Vlaams Belang in the recent European Parliament elections.

Countries such as France, Italy, and the United Kingdom also saw a far-right wave in the elections.

“We are outdoing the unauthorised protest, we denounce that too, and it is very important to be here and wake people up because a lot of the people who vote fascist don’t know what they are doing,” said Vincent Van Den Brande, a yellow vest protesters participating in the march.