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03 Dec 2018 | 09:56 AM UTC

Belgium: “Yellow vest” protest in Brussels December 8 /update 2

Belgium News Alert

Further “yellow vest” protests to take place in Brussels on December 8; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Event

The "yellow vest" movement in Belgium is set to hold another protest in Brussels on Saturday, December 8. Participants will gather at 10:00 (local time) at Jubel Park and will likely march to the European Parliament. Associated transportation disruptions are expected, along with potential unrest.

Clashes occurred between protesters and police forces during a related protest on November 30, leading to the arrest of around 60 people.

Context

The "yellow vest" movement launched protests in France on November 17 against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrations have engaged in slow-rolling protests to block roads and highways in France and Belgium, causing significant traffic disruptions.

Advice

Individuals in Belgium, particularly Brussels, are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities, allow for extra time to reach their destination, and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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