Five people have been arrested following violent scuffles outside the Turkish embassy amid international voting for Turkey's upcoming constitutional referendum, the Brussels prosecutor's office said on Friday.
According to the prosecutor's statement, voters had gathered on Thursday outside the embassy to cast their ballots when a fight broke out between supporters and opponents of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Blows were exchanged. The clashes then escalated when a knife and an iron bar were put into use, injuring five people, including a woman who had stepped in to stop the fighting.
Local police had to intervene to break up the scuffle, during which stones were thrown at cars in the vicinity of the embassy.
Earlier on Thursday, between 150 and 200 people had gathered outside the embassy.
Four of the arrested will be questioned on Friday by the security services, the fifth person is still in hospital, and will be questioned at a later date.
Turkish citizens residing in the European Union are currently able to vote at their consulates ahead of a national referendum on April 16 that would expand the powers of the Turkish presidency and weaken those of parliament.