A city laid low: Brussels in the aftermath of the attacks

Gavin Sheridan was in the Belgian capital when terrorists attacked

27th March, 2016
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Hundreds gather at a makeshift memorial to the bombing victims on Place de la Bourse in Brussels All pictures: Getty

In the days leading up to the attacks, Brussels was a city largely going about its normal business. The only visible signs of any tension in the city were soldiers on foot patrol at landmarks throughout the city, as they have been for months, following the Paris terrorist attacks last November.

At various areas around the city centre, including prominent buildings such as the Palais de Justice, soldiers carrying automatic weapons – in full fatigues...

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