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Belgium: Flemish nationalists hold anti-govt demo in Brussels03:37

Belgium: Flemish nationalists hold anti-govt demo in Brussels

Belgium, Brussels
September 28, 2020 at 02:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters of the Flemish nationalist party "Vlaams Belang" gathered in Brussels on Sunday, to protest against the government majority coalition set to assume power.

The protesters arrived at the capital from all across Northern Belgium in a convoy coloured with yellow-black Flemish flags, and stated that so-called "Vivaldi" coalition does not represent the interests of the Flemish people.

Protester Patrick Duka, who came to the rally from Antwerp, said: "At the moment all those who are making the government are losers. They are all little parties, not the voice of the people."

Member of the Flemish regional Parliament Immanuel De Reuse joined the demonstration set to "give a signal to the government because it isn't our government with rights who has the flemish interest."

The 2019 elections in Belgium went into political deadlock after the left parties won in Wallonia and the right-wing politicians gained large support in Flanders, making it complicated to form the federal government with opposing political forces.

Belgium: Flemish nationalists hold anti-govt demo in Brussels03:37
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Thousands of supporters of the Flemish nationalist party "Vlaams Belang" gathered in Brussels on Sunday, to protest against the government majority coalition set to assume power.

The protesters arrived at the capital from all across Northern Belgium in a convoy coloured with yellow-black Flemish flags, and stated that so-called "Vivaldi" coalition does not represent the interests of the Flemish people.

Protester Patrick Duka, who came to the rally from Antwerp, said: "At the moment all those who are making the government are losers. They are all little parties, not the voice of the people."

Member of the Flemish regional Parliament Immanuel De Reuse joined the demonstration set to "give a signal to the government because it isn't our government with rights who has the flemish interest."

The 2019 elections in Belgium went into political deadlock after the left parties won in Wallonia and the right-wing politicians gained large support in Flanders, making it complicated to form the federal government with opposing political forces.

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