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As Brussels Terror Probe Continues, Protests Take Right-Wing Turn

Belgian riot police fire water cannon to disperse far right-wing, anti-immigrant protesters who confront mourners gathered in central Brussels to remember victims of the country's worst-ever terror attack.
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Easter Sunday started out peacefully, with crowds gathering to honor the victims of the bombing in Brussels, Belgium, March 27, 2016. (H. Murdock/VOA)
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Easter Sunday started out peacefully, with crowds gathering to honor the victims of the bombing in Brussels, Belgium, March 27, 2016. (H. Murdock/VOA)

Over the course of the week, the steps of Brussel’s stock exchange building have been decorated with flags from all over the world and messages of solidarity with the victims, including this banner that says “Not in the name of Islam” in French. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Over the course of the week, the steps of Brussel’s stock exchange building have been decorated with flags from all over the world and messages of solidarity with the victims, including this banner that says “Not in the name of Islam” in French. (H.Murdock/VOA)

When right-wing activists showed up at the memorial, some locals called them ‘fascists’ as they shouted anti-Islamic slogan. (H. Murdock/VOA)
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When right-wing activists showed up at the memorial, some locals called them ‘fascists’ as they shouted anti-Islamic slogan. (H. Murdock/VOA)

Already heavily guarded, the Easter-day memorial was quickly surrounded by police when right-wing activists showed up shouting anti-Islamic slogans and reportedly harassing minority groups in Brussels. (H. Murdock/VOA)
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Already heavily guarded, the Easter-day memorial was quickly surrounded by police when right-wing activists showed up shouting anti-Islamic slogans and reportedly harassing minority groups in Brussels. (H. Murdock/VOA)

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