The Brussels-Ixelles police force is expecting major traffic issues, mostly in the historical centre and the inner ring in Brussels, caused by the national protest movement organised by the joint trade union front on Wednesday. The police “insist people avoid driving in Brussels.”
Traffic will be diverted along the path protesters will follow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., points out Brussels-Ixelles police authorities in a press release on Monday.
The following roads will be closed: Boulevard Albert II, Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, Boulevards Pacheco, Berlaimont, de l’Impératrice and de l’Empereur, Rue des Alexiens and Boulevard Lemonnier.
There will also be no parking and any car still on site by approximately 11:00-11:30 a.m. will be towed, said the police. Parking will also be prohibited on the central divider of Boulevard du Midi/Poincaré.
“If you must travel, please use public transport, even though it may be affected, too,” advise local police authorities. The Stib network could be seriously disrupted but SNCB trains are expected to be running as usual.