Punishments of one and two years requested for unrest during “gilet jaunes” protests

Punishments of one and two years requested for unrest during “gilet jaunes” protests

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested, before the Brussels Criminal Court, prison sentences of one and two years for three men. They are suspected of being involved in acts of violence, during the so-called “gilets jaunes” (“yellow vests”) demonstrations, on 30 November and 8 December in Brussels. All three are suspected of throwing stones at policemen. One of them may also have destroyed a set of traffic lights, whilst another is thought to have injured a policeman whilst being questioned. The three defendants are arguing to receive community service sentences….

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