NGO forming the Civic platform in support of refugees in Brussels, and Refugees Welcome, are organising a march in solidarity with the refugees in Brussels on Saturday, September 27th, revealed CIRE (Coordination and initiatives for refugees and aliens) in a press release on Tuesday. The solidarity march will leave Bruxelles-Nord train station at 2pm. Protesters will walk along the Boulevard Botanique, Rue JospehII, Chaussée d’Etterbeek and Rond-Point Schuman, then head for Parc du Cinquantenaire.
Organisers aim to show their solidarity with “anyone fleeing war zones, violence, and persecution,” says the press release. “Thousands have died trying to find refuge in Europe. Thousands more are stuck at the borders and subjected to subhuman living conditions. Everywhere in Europe people are disgusted by the refugees’ suffering and are showing their solidarity in many different ways,” adds CIRE.
Refugees Welcome groups many non-profits, including Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen, CIRÉ, Amnesty International, CNCD-11.11.11, 11.11.11, Médecins du Monde, la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme (League of Human Rights ) and the country’s Fight Against Poverty networks. Almost 15,000 people have already pledged to take part in the civic march on the event’s Facebook page.