Anti-Islam rally banned by Brussels district mayor

Far-right extremists were banned from holding the rally as everyone remains on edge after last week's attacks.

Anti-riot police officers surround protesters who disturbed a tribute to the victims of terror attacks on Place de la Bourse in Brussels on 27 March 2016. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The mayor of the Brussels district of Molenbeek says far-right extremists have been banned from holding a planned anti-Islam rally in the troubled neighbourhood as the city remains on edge after last week's suicide attacks.

Members of a French far-right youth group have posted an online message asking supporters to descend on Molenbeek on Saturday and march under the banner 'let's expel the Islamises!'

Mayor Francoise Schepmans says the decision to ban the demonstration came after talks with police and other district mayors.

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