Home of Belgian PM vandalised with swastikas

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The home of Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, situated within the Flanders city of Brakel, was vandalised on Sunday evening with a number of spray-painted swastikas. 

An investigation into the case has been launched by the East Flanders public prosecutor’s workplace, a spokesperson advised AFP. 

The incident adopted an indication within the city corridor by members of the far-right Our Country (Ons Land) motion. While protesters tried to approach the home, they have been prevented by the police, in response to media stories. 

A hyperlink between the demonstration and the Nazi symbols daubed on de Croo’s household home has not been established at the moment. 

According to native media stories, Tom Meulenbergs, a spokesperson for De Croo stated that the PM “regrets the damage to his private home and especially the fact that people are trying to intimidate his children and family in this way.”

The vandalism got here amid mounting criticism of the Belgian authorities’s new COVID-19 restrictions, which banned non-essential travel in and in another country till March 1. The nation’s Flemish Nationalists, which can also be the main opposition celebration closely criticised the brand new measures and their undemocratic nature, citing a “restriction of freedoms.”