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04 Dec 2019 | 07:38 PM UTC

Belgium: Trade unions to demonstrate in Brussels December 5

Unions and staff of VRT public broadcaster are planning to rally in Brussels on December 5; heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions expected



Trade unions and staff of the Flemish public broadcaster VRT are planning to protest in Brussels on Thursday, December 5. The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 16:00 (local time) at the Place des Martyrs. Supporters of the broadcaster are also being invited to participate. Union leaders are protesting proposed plans to cut 12 million euros from the VRT budget, which they claim will result in significant cuts to programming and personnel.

A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected around the protest site.


Individuals in Belgium are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.