A prominent Flemish MP and city councillor climbed to the roof of Antwerp's city hall to call for an end to the "occupation of our city by Islam."
Filip Dewinter, a leader of the nationalist-populist Vlaams Belang party in the Flanders region of Belgium, released a video of himself standing beside a golden eagle which sits atop the building.
At the beginning of the political year a special initiative: a statement from the roof of the Antwerp town hall, flanked by a recently restored eagle!" Dewinter wrote on social media.
Dewinter offered a brief history lesson about the city and its relationship with freedom amid centuries of warfare and violent chaos, according to a transcription provided by SCEPTR.