Nine police officers were sent to the hospital after an uprising on Saturday in Liège, Belgium. The uprising was sparked by the racist forcible arrest of a Black woman by police.
Fast food restaurants and stores were also looted during the uprising. 36 total cops were injured.
Video footage had spread of a Black woman being forcibly arrested by two officers on Liege’s central Place Saint-Lambert last Monday.
The woman, who was seen pinned to the ground by officers in the video, then filed a complaint of racism.
200 to 300 anti-racist militants clashed with police on Saturday. Militants threw stones at the central police station and police vehicles in the French-speaking Wallonia region.
A McDonalds was also ransacked. Several windows of city hall were smashed.
Uprisings for Black liberation and the abolition of police spread around the world, following the burning of a police precinct in Minneapolis last summer.
Over the past year, a number of protests against racism and colonialism have taken place in Belgium.