Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

More than 100 Afghan asylum seekers are living in a church in Brussels – in order to prevent an eviction from their previous squat, with the approval of the local priest. The Afghans have been protesting for residence permits for two months.

The situation in the church is precarious: there is no central heating, no bathroom or other sanitary infrastructure, and people – including young children – sleep on the ground on mattresses, keeping themselves warm with blankets (and other textiles) and tea.

These Afghans have previously occupied a building in the Rue du Trône, Chaussée de Charleroi and Rue de la Poste.

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

Afghan asylum seekers occupy a church in Brussels

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