Severe rioting has broken out in the port district of Antwerp.
This all started with a boat of refugees from North Africa being rammed by a containership.
It is unclear how such a boat ended up in the Schelde, but reporters have talked to alleged passengers of this boat, and they all tell the same story. They were denied access to the intended island of Lampedusa, and were forced to sail their boat all around Spain to the Schelde estuary.
In the mean time rioting has shifted from the port district to the city center, and has become a clash between left- and right wing protesters.
So far, the police is failing to get things under control, and it seems the violence is spreading even more.
Here and there the name Habib is now turning up in slogans. Reporters have not managed to get confirmation on this, but rumor has it Habib was a passenger on the boat and was killed in the accident.