EU residents in Brussels aren’t happy with the signing the UN migrant pact. On Sunday, about 5,000 people gathered for the march that city authorities initially banned for fear of violence, BBC reported.
The anti-migration protests in Brussels were caused by the recent UN migrant pact that EU countries have adopted and signed last week in Marrakesh. Police fired tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who congregated around the EU’s headquarters in Belgium’s capital after marching against a new United Nations agreement.
The right-wing N-VA party, which is the largest member of Belgium’s ruling coalition, has left the government last Sunday in protest against the PM’s decision to sign the agreement. Definitely, European nations are tired from the non-stop flow of migrants from the North Africa and the Middle East.
The anti-migration protesters clash at EU headquarters, many of them hold the signs with a slogan ‘First our people’, that criticises PM Charles Michel’s intention to sign the UN migrant deal. The document, in fact, is not legally binding document, seeks an international approach to migration that “reaffirms the sovereign rights of states to determine their national migration policy” and asserts the “fundamental” importance of legal migration.
For Belgian taxpayers who are financing any kind of migration, it is not important whether it legal or not. In any case, they are paying, and that fact made many Brussels resident march and protest to be heard. The activists say people are angry with such a decision of their prime minister to sign a deal- people should have been consulted before Belgium signed up to the deal.