BELGIUM’S INTERIOR MINISTER: Urges Citizens NOT to Hold Victims Rally Because…

Is the interior minister afraid another attack will occur during the rally or do you think he wants to avoid riots?

The Latest on the bombings Tuesday in Brussels that killed 31 people and wounded 270 (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Belgium’s interior minister has appealed to residents not to rally in solidarity for the victims of Tuesday’s attacks on the airport and subway, saying police are too stretched with the investigation into the attacks.

Interior Minister Jan Jambon made the appeal on Saturday. He did not demand that the rally Sunday be cancelled, although he “invited citizens not to have this demonstration.”

He says “we understand fully the emotions. We understand that everyone wants to express these feelings.”

The march was to take place from the Place de la Bourse in Brussels to the city’s Gare du Nord.

Thirty-one people were killed and 270 wounded in Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels.

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