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19 Jun 2019 | 04:48 PM UTC

Belgium: Firefighters light fires, block traffic in Brussels protest June 19

Belgium News Alert

Firefighters light fires and block traffic in protest over wages in Brussels June 19; lingering traffic disruptions to be expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels


Firefighters lit fires and blocked in traffic in Brussels on Wednesday, June 19, during a march near the Belgian prime minister's office to protest planned cuts to monthly wages and benefits.

Lingering traffic disruptions are to be expected in Brussels over the coming hours. Similar protests are possible over the coming days.


Individuals in Brussels are advised to monitor developments, avoid protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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