Belgian firefighters light fires, block roads in wages protest

Belgian firefighters observe a minute of silence in front of Maelbeek metro station as they protest for better work conditions in central Brussels, Belgium, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – About 250 Belgian firefighters took to the streets of central Brussels on Wednesday lighting fires and blocking traffic in a protest over remuneration. The demonstrators lit boxes and tree stumps, sprayed foam and water, and threw firecrackers, as they marched near the Belgian prime minister’s office and official Union leader Erik Labourdette […]

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