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Belgium: Tens of thousands SHUTDOWN Brussels in march against austerity01:20

Belgium: Tens of thousands SHUTDOWN Brussels in march against austerity

Belgium, Brussels
November 6, 2014 at 13:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels Thursday in a national strike to protest against the economic and social reforms announced by the new federal government led by Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Protesters gathered at Northern Station and proceeded to march to Midi Station, waving flags and banners as they disrupted subway and road traffic throughout the capital.

Thursday's demonstration against austerity polices and measures to increase the retirement age to 67, wage freezes and cuts in employment benefits was organised by national trade unions CSC (Confederate of Christian Trade Union), FGTB (General Labour Federation of Belgium) and CGSLB (General Confederation of Liberal Trade Union of Belgium). The protest is part of a month long campaign, culminating in a nationwide strike on December 15.

Belgium: Tens of thousands SHUTDOWN Brussels in march against austerity01:20
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels Thursday in a national strike to protest against the economic and social reforms announced by the new federal government led by Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Protesters gathered at Northern Station and proceeded to march to Midi Station, waving flags and banners as they disrupted subway and road traffic throughout the capital.

Thursday's demonstration against austerity polices and measures to increase the retirement age to 67, wage freezes and cuts in employment benefits was organised by national trade unions CSC (Confederate of Christian Trade Union), FGTB (General Labour Federation of Belgium) and CGSLB (General Confederation of Liberal Trade Union of Belgium). The protest is part of a month long campaign, culminating in a nationwide strike on December 15.

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