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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:48 PM

10k turnout for "Trump not welcome march" in Brussels, Belgium

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"Trump not Welcome March" targets the president

24/5/17 - A "Trump not Welcome" march got underway from the Brussels North Station around 5PM - though protesters claimed they have nothing against Trump himself, but rather against his policies. Organisers asked participants to wear a pussy hat to highlight women's rights or rather the lack of it. The demonstration attracted demonstrators from various fields - climate, peace and women's rights and equal rights campaigners. Organisers had hoped for 10,000 protesters, but it looked as if they had to be content with some 6,000 (according to police).

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Short video at link! (flemish public news channel)

Note: the number of protesters was later upped to 9000 (police count) and 12000 (organiser count).

In this item (in dutch, scroll down a little) you can see the upped count, and: pics! Of which you can find many more checking out #TrumpNotWelcome, if you are partial to Twitter. On edit: I see demmiblue's thread assembles some of those tweets.

http://deredactie.be/polopoly_fs/1.2988220!image/1175028040.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape670/1175028040.jpg

The demo originated within the climate justice movement, but was joined by some 70 organisations, including the unions, organisations for peace and against NATO and of course, women's rights. Some slogans: "Even my dog doesn't like you - and she likes everyone" and "MIS-leader".

Thought you might be happy to learn of this, didn't see it posted round here.



regards
bmc

PS: in radio news, the key point made upon Trump's arrival at the Royal Palace was: "only journalists around, and not one US flag in sight".
PS2: in my rural neck of the flanders fields, I saw 4 protesters getting on a bus to go get a train to Brussels

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Reply 10k turnout for "Trump not welcome march" in Brussels, Belgium (Original post)
BelgianMadCow May 2017 OP
mountain grammy May 2017 #1
Amaryllis May 2017 #2
panader0 May 2017 #3
BelgianMadCow May 2017 #5
Cha May 2017 #4
BelgianMadCow May 2017 #6
Cha May 2017 #8
Solly Mack May 2017 #7
tanyev May 2017 #9
ailsagirl May 2017 #10
ffr May 2017 #11
ailsagirl May 2017 #14
justgamma May 2017 #12
ailsagirl May 2017 #13

Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:55 PM

1. Thank you.

I figured the resistance would show up in Belgium.. Heard there was some resistance in Rome also, around 100 showed.

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/05/23/romes-anti-trump-protesters-express-mixed-views-pope-summit/

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:19 PM

3. Good for the Belgians! The real hellhole is Washington DC.

Good to see you here again too BMC.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:24 PM

5. Organized via Facebook, exceptional turnout (above expectations)

so yeah

and

Many aren't around anymore...good to see a familiar handle!

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:21 PM

4. Kick.. this is Important!!!!

Mahalo BMC!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:35 PM

6. Thank you, Cha. It seems this march was inspired by the Women's March on your side of the pond

as per this Politico.eu article:

"Natalie Eggermont, a student at the Free University of Brussels, helped organize the anti-Trump protest with three other college students. They were inspired by the Women’s March, which drew several million people across the U.S. in January.

Eggermont said she wanted to show Trump that his political ideas are not welcome in Belgium — and she wanted to send a message to her country’s leaders not to follow the president’s lead."

Nice, ey

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:06 PM

8. Oh Wow.. Good to know!

Mahalo for that, Belgian!

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:00 PM

7. K&R

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:15 PM

9. Quick! Somebody get Wilbur Ross his smelling salts!

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:23 PM

10. Kudos to the Belgians!!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:52 PM

11. +1



Wish we could all strike in protest of the KGOP coup, the siege on our government, the stain on our democracy, until such time as it could be toppled legally. I'm sick to my stomach at the constant drip drip drip that 66 million of the majority of Americans are led around by the minority, a bunch of low information types.

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Response to ffr (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:32 PM

14. I know-- it makes me ill

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:45 PM

12. and this is why

the orange buffoon is coming to Iowa nest week. He needs the lift of a rally to boost his ego.

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Response to justgamma (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:31 PM

13. Ah, yes-- he certainly will need that lift

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