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24 Apr 2019 | 11:44 AM UTC

Belgium: Demonstration planned in Brussels April 26

Belgium News Alert

Anti-nuclear power rally to take place in Brussels on April 26; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

Event

Various civil society organizations are planning to hold a rally against nuclear power in Brussels on Friday, April 26. The protest will start at 15:00 (local time) at Gare du Nord before participants march to the Engie Electrabel energy company headquarters at 16:00. While city officials have approved the demonstration, a heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around the protest.

Context

The demonstration is being held on the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Organizers are calling for an end to the use of nuclear power due to the possibility of similar accidents occurring and the lasting impact it could have on Belgium.

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution and allow additional time to travel.

 

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