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Police block access to right-wing conservative conference in Brussels

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Belgian police stand outside the premises of the NatCon conference and prevent people from entering. Photo: Sylvain Plazy / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 16.04.2024 15:33:08

Policy: The main speakers at the national conservatism conference, or NatCon, were, among others, the Eurosceptic British populist Nigel Farage and Britain’s former Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was expected to appear on day two of the conference.

Farage and Braverman gave their speeches on Tuesday despite the fact that the police entered the venue for the conference and notified the organizers that they would shut down the conference.

On Tuesday afternoon, the police stood outside the venue and prevented people from entering. Emir Kir, mayor of the Brussels borough where the conference venue is located, confirmed that he had ordered the shutdown to ensure public safety.

Several organizations had announced in advance that they were going to protest at the conference.

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