Protests broke out against the cost of living crisis and the loss of citizens’ purchasing power.

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According to demonstration organizers, around 80,000 people have mobilized.

Thousands of people have joined the mobilisation outside the Gare du Nord station in Brussels on Monday morning for the national demonstration against the cost of living crisis and the loss of citizens’ purchasing power.

According to demonstration organisers, around 80,000 people are present at today’s demonstration. Activists from the FGTB, CSC and CGSLB trade unions mobilised en masse, starting proceedings with dancing, music and firecrackers.

“Life is expensive, we need higher wages”: a giant screen and a podium mark the start of the procession, which should start at 11:00.

The demonstrators will march up Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, pass through the Central Station and then head for Gare du Midi. Nine additional trains were scheduled by the SNCB national rail provider to cater for the high number of demonstrators.

Source: www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/241692/national-strike-cost-of-living-demonstration-turns-brussels-green-red-blue

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