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Belgium: Protesters start fire next to EU summit00:41

Belgium: Protesters start fire next to EU summit

Belgium, Brussels
December 19, 2013 at 11:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Belgium: Protesters start fire next to EU summit

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the European Commission Enterprise Industry building in Brussels on Thursday morning. The building is in close vicinity to the European Council Justus Lipsius building, where the EU Summit is being hosted until tomorrow.

Protesters burned bales of hay, holding up signs reading 'Put People Before Profit' and scattering fake bank notes reading 'The European Government Promises To Pay The Bearer On Demand Five Drones'. A troop of Belgian riot police and a helicopter were deployed to keep watch as the demonstration blocked off a small intersection.

According to a spokesperson, demonstrators are calling for a "Europe for the people, which respects the workers and allows all European workers to have decent working conditions."

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Belgium: Protesters start fire next to EU summit

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the European Commission Enterprise Industry building in Brussels on Thursday morning. The building is in close vicinity to the European Council Justus Lipsius building, where the EU Summit is being hosted until tomorrow.

Protesters burned bales of hay, holding up signs reading 'Put People Before Profit' and scattering fake bank notes reading 'The European Government Promises To Pay The Bearer On Demand Five Drones'. A troop of Belgian riot police and a helicopter were deployed to keep watch as the demonstration blocked off a small intersection.

According to a spokesperson, demonstrators are calling for a "Europe for the people, which respects the workers and allows all European workers to have decent working conditions."