Eight refugees occupied two tower cranes at a construction site in Brussels earlier this week, but have now come down.
The eight - two women and six men spent the nights of Monday and Tuesday on the cranes, protesting with the lack of action on the part of the authorities to grant them residency, several years after they arrived and applied for asylum.
On Wednesday some of the protesters came down voluntarily, possibly encouraged by exceptionally strong winds on Tuesday night? Others had to be ‘coaxed’ by the police. One of the women was pregnant and required basic medical attention. The site is located at the Porte de Namur, on the south side.