Several residents of Lommel noticed the signs on Sunday morning and informed the municipality and the police. They were quickly removed thanks to help from a number of volunteers.
We were outraged that this is the way in which action is being taken against a group of people who are staying here temporarily. If one reduces the actions to such an extent that one also starts to target children, then that is very inappropriate, said Vanderkrieken
Lommel currently hosts 800 asylum seekers in its temporary Parelstrand centre. Recently, it was decided to keep this centre open five more months, until the end of August.