Wednesday 12th of October of 2011, a group of 30 indignant decided to occupy the headquaters on Dexia Bank in Brussels. As characteristic of this movement, the occupation was done pacifically sitting in the sofas of the reception hall and pasting flyers on the windows on that floor. Minutes after uniformed police and other citizens appeared in the building and began to push them with the objective of throwing them out.
They directed them to the door. Some of them stayed behind and began to be reduced to the floor violently, pushed down with their hands behind their backs and handcuffed.
One of the officers, dressed in civilian clothing and without identifying himself pushed one of the idignants, a girl of Greek origin, making her fall to the floor, grabbing her by the hair and dragging her on the floor, finally punching her in the face. Those already in the exterior of the building began to offer their support to their colleages by shouting and singing against the violence.
When all those detained were together on the floor in a circle, the same police officer responsable for the aggression minutes earlier returned to the same girl and kicked her in the face while she was handcuffed and defenseless.
After a while, the people outside managed to speak with the police. They promised the police to leave if they let go of those detained. 20 minutes later, the 7 people were freed and they exchanged a big collective hug and continued on their way.
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