Thousands expected at Brussels tolerance protest on Sunday from 1:30pm onwards
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Thousands expected at Brussels tolerance protest on Sunday from 1:30pm onwards

Thousands of people are expected to march “Together in Peace” in Brussels on Sunday from 1:30pm onwards, the organisers have announced. Secular, religious, and humanist groups initiated the march to promote values of togetherness, democratic liberties, and respect for everyone. The procession will set off from Avenue de Stalingrad, near the Midi train station, at around 1:30pm. On the route to Mont des Arts it will halt in front a mosque, a synagogue, a secular meeting place, an Orthodox cathedral, a Catholic church, and a Protestant temple.

“Several thousand people are expected to take part”, said the organisers, without giving a more precise number.  As with any other protest, police will offer protection.  Furthermore, approximately 100 volunteers will take care of internal security.

The march has been organised by official representatives from recognised religions and secular institutions in Belgium. Approximately 100 other organisations joined the project as independent partners as well, including MRAX (movement against racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia), the Muslim league of Belgium, and the Belgian Buddhist Union.

The organisers also composed a manifest, available online on the protest website, to explain their goals.  “In these difficult times of many new challenges, we think it’s more necessary than ever to set aside our differences and emphasise our links, to show our love of all mankind,” explain the organisers, adding that 550 people have already been signed the manifest.

(Source: Belga)

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