After the demonstration and confrontations on Saturday, the police were again well prepared ahead of today's planned demonstrations.
Among today's protestors were many families and children. The march from the Place de l'Europe to Limpertsberg remained calm, and police did not have to intervene at any moment. Protestors still enjoyed mulled wine at the end before dispersing peacefully. No water canons needed to be deployed.
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel took to social media in the meantime to thank the Grand Ducal Police and their Belgian colleagues for their efforts in keeping the peace yesterday. He further underlined that the government is well-aware of radicalisation attempts here in Luxembourg and that an "action plan" is already being developed with international experts to help tackle the issue.
Early afternoon reports
The zone in which demonstrations are allowed remains the same, only this time it is planned to take place in reverse. The start for the demonstrators is on Place de L'Europe, and they are allowed to go all the way down to the Glacis. The police have positioned themselves accordingly and hope that it will be quieter than yesterday, when more than 20 were arrested. This is what police spokesman Frank Stoltz said in an interview with RTL on Sunday morning.
According to initial information, around 150 demonstrators gathered in front of the Philharmonie at around 2.20pm. They are accompanied by around 40-50 police officers. As of 2.40pm, the number of protesters is estimated at 250.
By 15.15, the latest estimate says around 500 people have now gathered and the protesters have started moving towards Glacis.
Video from around 3.15pm