Brussels Cancels New Year’s Eve Celebrations Over Terror Threat
The big New Year’s Eve celebrations planned in Brussels, Belgium tomorrow night have all been called off over terror threats against the city.
Earlier this week, Belgian police arrested two men suspected of plotting to carry out attacks during the holiday week. But according to the BBC, that did not satisfy concerns enough, and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, announced that NYE fesitivies are being shut down.
The mayor of Brussels explained that certain “emblematic sites” were being targeted in what some are concerned could be ISIS-inspired (if not ISIS-linked) plots.
Brussels has been on high alert ever since the Paris terrorist attacks, and hundreds of raids were conducted, leading to the arrest of roughly two dozen individuals and the confiscation of 30 weapons. (And apparently some law enforcement officials found time for orgies during all this.)
There have been security concerns in other parts of the world, including here in the United States.
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