In yet one more 2021 “shake-your-head” second, 1000’s of ravers illegally gathered in Brussels after a pretend announcement of a music competition was printed on social media.
Stated to be happening on April 1st, the hoax April Idiot’s Day competition went terribly awry after police raided the “occasion,” deploying teargas and water cannons to interrupt up the gang. A number of attendees and officers have been injured and 4 have been arrested, in line with Reuters.
Organizers of the hoax competition, dubbed “La BOUM,” reportedly promised visitors that the occasion would flout COVID-19 security measures. Additionally they boldly listed Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and a reunion of legendary French duo Daft Punk as performers of the fest, which a Facebook Event page listed as happening at Brussels’ Bois de la Cambre park. Even though organizers overtly acknowledged that the competition was, in actual fact, pretend, almost 2,000 individuals nonetheless gathered within the park. Virtually 70,000 had RSVPed on Fb.
Belgium entered a 3rd COVID-19 lockdown final weekend, Reuters reviews. The result of the occasion brought about Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo to reply with a public assertion on Twitter.
“What occurred yesterday in Bois de la Cambre is completely unacceptable. All assist to harm cops,” reads De Croo’s tweet, translated from Dutch. “I perceive everyone seems to be uninterested in corona. However the guidelines are there for a cause and for everybody. Hospitals are filling up.”