Dozens of bathers throw punches, throw umbrellas and attack each other with lounge chairs as massive brawl breaks out in Belgium
- Beach goers clashed with police and lifeguards on Blankenberge beach
- Reportedly after highlighting the ban on sitting on the breakwater
- The mayor closed Blankenberge to day trippers today following the incident
This is the time when beach goers in Belgium clashed with umbrellas and lounge chairs.
The video was filmed at Blankenberge beach yesterday after people clashed with police and rescuers.
Mayor Daphne Dumery closed Blankenberge to day trippers today following the incident, saying the city needed a “time out”, according to the Brussels Times.
Images filmed yesterday on the beach of Blankenberge in Belgium show bathers in conflict with the police
At the start of the clip, beachgoers can be seen clashing with the police as the sand flies.
A chair is thrown on the beach as people throw punches and sand at each other.
Umbrellas can also be seen flying through the air after beachgoers tossed them in the video which was posted to Twitter shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday.
The fight allegedly started after a rescuer informed a group of around 40 young people that it was forbidden to sit on the breakwater, according to the Brussels Times.
A chair is thrown onto the beach as officers hold batons as they are called to the scuffle that allegedly began after a lifeguard stressed that it was forbidden to sit on the breakwater.
Umbrellas were also thrown at the beach in the fight which was posted to Twitter shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday.
The group reportedly refused to leave and the police were called after a fight between the group and the police. Several people were arrested.
Rail companies have been urged to stop services arriving in Blankenberge today between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with police providing checkpoints along the roads leading to the station.
Residents, owners of second homes and tourists staying for several days will still be able to access Blankenberge.
SNCB said the trains would stay on schedule and the situation would change if the federal government decided.
Mayor Daphne Dumery closed Blankenberge to day trippers today following the incident, saying the city needed a ‘time out’
Police were called when the group reportedly refused to leave. Beach goers threw sand and punches