On October 1st, 2010 Wetlands alum Dr. Marianne Maeckelbergh was arrested and severely abused by police in Brussels, Belgium while photographing arrests. Dr. Maeckelbergh's arrest was one of about 500 during a week of police crackdowns on activists protesting fiscal austerity measures and xenophobic anti-migration policies. Like Dr. Maeckelbergh, many of the arrestees were tortured and four remain in police custody. Wetlands is part of an emerging international network demanding the release of the remaining prisoners and accountability for wrongful arrests and abuse of arrestees.
Action Alert: Urge Belgium to Release the Prisoners and Hold the Police Accountable!
Printable Flyer - Print original on both sides of page and cut into quarters for 2-sided flyer
News Release from Belgian Consulate Protest - 10/8/10 (HTML or PDF)
Photos from the 10/8/10 Protest (slideshow or downloadable images)
Blog: Solidarity with Arrestees in Belgium