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Wed May 24, 2017, 04:43 PM

Thousands protest Trump in Belgium

Source: Politico.eu

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Mommrerts and around 9,000 others — according to police estimates — gathered to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s arrival in Brussels where he is scheduled to attend the NATO Summit Thursday as part of his nine-day international tour.

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The protest began at 5 p.m. outside the Brussels-North railway station. Various activists spoke from a stage set up near the train station.

After an hour of speeches and performances, the protesters began a march through the city. Some carried rainbow flags, some held anti-NATO signs, and others wore the pink “pussyhats” popularized during the Women’s March.

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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.

Read more: http://www.politico.eu/article/trump-brussels-protes-thousands-belgium-europe/



Protest originated within the climate justice movement (Ms Eggermont is one of the leaders), but was joined by 70 organisations, such as the 3 main unions and women's rights movements.



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BelgianMadCow May 2017 OP
TeamPooka May 2017 #1
BelgianMadCow May 2017 #2
irisblue May 2017 #3
onetexan May 2017 #4
Judi Lynn May 2017 #5
Equinox Moon May 2017 #6
BelgianMadCow May 2017 #7
Equinox Moon May 2017 #8
Kali May 2017 #9

Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:56 PM

1. make sure the Commerce Secretary sees what real FREEDOM looks like. Not like his precious Saudi

Arabia

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:02 PM

2. I was also thinking about that contrast

But, many people here also got to experience limitation of freedom:
5 subway stations in Brussels were closed temporarily, one all day long, and the outer "ring" highway was at a standstill as well, all to let the Trump motorcade pass. We have leaders of all countries visiting in Brussels (being the seat of the EU parliament) all the time, and this never happens.

It was the similar with Obama, to be fair. It makes you think "how peaceful are these Leaders of the Free World" if they need such over the top security?"

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:03 PM

3. He called their city a hellhole in 2016, they got good cause to be angry

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:06 PM

4. LOVE THIS!!

thank you Belgian activists for helping us relay the message the Orange Idiot and the GOP their brand of bigotry and oppression won't be tolerated by peace loving people around the world!

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:25 PM

5. Intelligent people are sending the world a message something is very wrong here. They are so right.

Monsters like Trump are a threat to the whole world even thought the right-wing here is thrilled to give him the power while they steal the country blind, and wreck the lives of non-supporters.

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:56 PM

6. Thank You! Belgium!!

How do we get a Thank You to those protestors?

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:04 PM

7. You could email the organisers

at info@trumpnotwelcome.be
or tweet @trumpnotwelcome

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Reply #7)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:13 PM

8. Excellent!!!




Hey... are you from Belgium? "Belgian"

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Response to BelgianMadCow (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:47 PM

9. he probably thinks they are there to greet and welcome him

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