Organizers Cancel Brussels March

Brussels, March 26 The group that organized a solidarity march in response to recent terrorist attacks in Brussels called off the event in the Belgian capital, heeding a request by government officials, dpa reported.

“The security of citizens is the absolute priority,” organizers of the March Against Fear said in a Saturday statement.

“Consequently, we completely join the authorities in their proposal to postpone to an ulterior date. We thus ask citizens not to come this Sunday to Brussels,” the emailed statement added.

Before the announcement, nearly 6,000 people had confirmed that they would attend the event on Facebook. The organizers did not give a new date for the event.

The cancellation came swiftly after Belgian politicians advised people against participating in the march.

Source: Qatar News Agency