brussels - The French social media star who had called young people to meet on Wednesday in the center of Brussels did not incite or participate in riots. Vargasss92, who has many followers on Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat, has been released after interrogation and will not be prosecuted yet, the Public Prosecutor in Brussels said on Thursday.
Hundreds of young people turned against the police on Wednesday afternoon and set up demolitions around the central Muntplein. 31 detentions were made. Four minors remain stuck. Two of them, born in 2001, were already known to the Brussels youth judge. The OM wants them to be placed in a closed youth institution.
The Public Prosecution Service and the police try to identify a 'maximum number of people involved' on the basis of images and testimonies. Sven Gatz, the Flemish Minister for Culture, Media and Youth, announced Wednesday to file a complaint against Vargasss92, which the 'flash mob' according to him organized. He wants to recover the damage from him. 'Break pot, pay potty', according to the minister.