05-12: Resistance aboard Air Algérie plane prevents deportation from Brussels

Yesterday, Friday 5th December, Belgian police removed an Algerian man from an Air Algérie flight after he protested and other passengers protested in solidarity, reports TSA.

The man told fellow passengers that he was ill and did not want to return to Algeria. He added that he had been hit by the police. Some of the passengers shouted their support and demanded that he be taken off the flight. After some time the Belgian police decided to take the man off the plane.

Shortly afterwards the police returned to arrest a female passenger who they claimed was behind the protest.

The flight took off two hours later than scheduled.