More than 300 arrested in protests outside NATO

March 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS  

Brussels, March 22 (DPA) Police detained 315 protesters from Belgian peace groups outside of NATO headquarters Saturday.
Members of the crowd tried to climb the fence surrounding NATO headquarters, police said. One man succeeded in doing so, but was immediately detained once over the fence.

The protest was focused on a variety of issues, including demands for the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

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