Firefighters in areas of the Belgian capital of Brussels can request police escorts after a series of serious attacks involving rocks and Molotov cocktails.
The recent attacks on the emergency services personnel have all occurred in the Marolles district, which is known for its multicultural character according to a Brussels city tourism website that claims residents come from various backgrounds including French, Dutch, and Arabic.
According to a report from newspaper La Libre, the fire brigade first employed a police escort on Saturday. The report said the measure was only temporary and police would only be used if the situation on the ground called for it.
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Eric Labourdette, a member of the Free Union of Public Service, stated that attacks on firefighters have greatly increased in recent years, saying that 43 members of