In the summer of 2017 Belgian parliament voted for a new law which made squatting illegal. Squatting is still possible but the law (which was implemented in fall 2017) made it much easier for owners to evict and squatting is now considered as a crime in Belgium. In the past years squatting was in a legal limbo between legal and illegal, but because of this new law squatters are risking jail time (after a court procedure).
The Chambre du conseil of Brussels decided which accusations will go to criminal court, in the case against 11 anarchists and anti-authoritarians.
On August 17, 2016 passengers on a commercial flight to Cameroon prevented a deportation of a refugee after they witnessed the inhuman treatment of the refugee by copd. Six of these passengers will have to stand trial on May 31 in Brussels, Belgium.
Nonviolent activists, including those from Agir pour la Paix, are currently disrutping access to the NATO Summit through direct non violent actions.