So yesterday, we had a terrorist attack in London, in which a Muslim man ran over innocent bystanders. Well look at what has just happened today.
A man has been arrested in the north Belgian port city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd.
I feel bad, but I couldn’t help but laugh at the way this is phrased. It’s only a “suspicion” that he drove into a crowd. They can’t be sure, this needs to be investigated first.
The vehicle, with French number plates, was driven “at high speed” on De Meir, Antwerp’s main shopping street. There were no reports of injuries.
Good news at least. I’m glad nobody was hurt this time. Of course the one downside is that nobody will take any notice of this then, because nobody was hurt. It’s only when people are hurt or killed, that these attacks get any attention.
The suspect, a man of north African origin, was taken away, Antwerp police chief Serge Muyters said.
What a surprise.
Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel praised the city’s authorities for doing an “outstanding job”.
The attack comes a day after a car was driven at high-speed along London’s Westminster Bridge, resulting in the deaths of four people – including the driver – and injuring 40.
It was also the day Belgium marked the first anniversary of the twin bomb attacks in Brussels, that killed 32 people.
“All isolated incidents. Nothing to see here. There’s absolutely no pattern to see here.”
Mr Muyters said the car was spotted at around 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).
“The vehicle was driving at high speed on De Meir. Our army colleagues spotted it and tried to bring the vehicle to a halt,” he said.
“But the driver broke free and drove through the red light towards the port quays.”
He said the police were contacted and immediately sent a rapid response team, intercepting the vehicle and driver.
Nothing to really say here, so I’ll just end with this “Black Pigeon Speaks” video response to the London attack yesterday.