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28 Nov 2019 | 01:58 AM UTC

Belgium: “Yellow Vest” activists plan march in Brussels November 30 /update 7

Activists from the “Yellow Vest” movement are planning a protest in Brussels on November 30; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected



"Yellow Vest" activists are calling for a march in Brussels on Saturday, November 30. Participants plan to gather from 13:00 (local time) at place du Luxembourg. At 14:00, they plan to march to Rond-Point Schuman via rue de Trèves, rue de l'Hôpital, place Saint-Jean, rue du Lombard, rue du Midi, and rue des Fripiers.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route.


The "Yellow Vest" movement began in France on November 17, 2018, to protest rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. It has since grown to encompass a number of popular grievances in multiple areas of Europe. Some protests have turned violent and acts of vandalism and looting have been reported, although the scale of the protests has diminished since their height in December 2018.


Individuals in Belgium, and particularly those in Brussels, are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities, budget extra time to reach their destinations, and avoid all protests as a precaution.