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Brussels Solidarity March Postponed for Security

Belgium's tiny police force is stretched too thin
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2016 1:00 PM CDT
Brussels Solidarity March Postponed for Security
People gather around floral tributes at a memorial site at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Brussels airport officials say flights won't resume before Tuesday as they assess the damage caused by twin explosions in the terminal earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

(Newser) – Organizers have postponed Sunday's march for solidarity in Belgium after the country's interior minister appealed to residents not to attend because police are stretched too thin with the ongoing investigation into attacks on Brussels' airport and subway, the AP reports. Event organizer Emmanuel Foulon said Saturday the event would be held later. Interior Minister Jan Jambon made the appeal earlier Saturday, citing the fact that Belgium's tiny police force is stretched. Jambon says "we understand fully the emotions. We understand that everyone wants to express these feelings." The march was to take place in the Belgian capital. Thirty-one people were killed and 270 wounded in Tuesday's attacks in Brussels. (Read more Brussels attack stories.)

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