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Belgium: Demonstration planned in Brussels May 16

Several unions call for demonstrations to take place in Brussels on May 16; anticipate traffic disruptions

02 mai 08h34 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/5/2018, 12h00 until 16/5/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

Event

Several Belgian trade unions, including the CSC, FGTB, and CGSLB, have called for a demonstration to take place in Brussels on Wednesday, May 16, to protest the government's reform of the country's pension system. Demonstrators are expected to rally at 11:00 (local time) in front of the Bruxelles-Nord train station, before marching towards the Bruxelles-Midi train station. Unions have also announced plans to file a strike notice for May 16. As of Tuesday, May 1, no strike has been confirmed.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Advice

Individuals present in Brussels are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and to anticipate traffic disruptions.

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