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Over 55,000 people on Brussels Streets To Protest Changes To Pension Scheme

Last update: 17/05/2018
 

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BRUSSELS, May 17 (Bernama) -- More than 55,000 people poured into the streets of the Belgian capital on Wednesday to protest the government's latest round of reforms, Xinhua news agency reported.

The figure could be as high as 70,000 people, according to trade unions.

Brussels police said the protests took place without any incident of violence.

Armed with firecrackers and placards inscribed with words such as "Justice for pensioners", the protesters took off from the city's northern train station (Gare du Nord) at about 11 am local time.

Trade unions are unhappy with the government's reforms, especially the decision to raise the retirement age to 67, and have pleaded for a restoration of the former age limit of 65.....

 
 
 

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