The burgomaster of Brussels Ivan Meyer has banned all public gatherings in front of the hotel where the President will stop Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Stephanie square, reports La Libre.
Turkish leader arrives in capital of Belgium for a NATO summit on Wednesday evening, may 24.
According to Meyer, the decision was taken after near the residence of Turkey’s Ambassador to Washington during the visit of Erdogan clashed with Turkish citizens. As a result, nine people injured, while two were seriously injured. Two more were arrested, one of them was charged with insulting a police officer.
Supporters of Turkish President had earlier launched a Facebook campaign calling for members of the local Turkish Diaspora to go to the rally. His plan to spend 24 may at 18:00 local time (19:00 GMT). More than 700 people said they were going to come to a rally in support of the Turkish leader.
According to the Agency TASS, may 23, the Brussels authorities have refused to issue a permit to hold a rally.
The NATO summit will take place in Brussels on 25 may.