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    Demonstration in Brussels on Thursday

    Traffic problems are expected in the city center The Brussels-Capital / Ixelles local police are asking motorists to avoid Brussels by car this Thursday (24 November) when a large demonstration by the trade unions representing the non-commercial sector is expected to take place in the capital.

    According to the trade union FGTB SETCa some 10 000 people from the health, care and culture sectors are expected to participate in the demonstration.

    The demonstration will assemble close to Gare du Nord from 9:30 am on Thursday. From there, the demonstrators will continue at 10:30 via the small belt between Rogier and Madou to Rue du Congrès and Boulevard de l’Impératrice in the direction of Albertine Square, not far from the central station, where the demonstration should end around 15h00.

    Local police anticipate major traffic problems in the northern part of the city center and in the small area between Square Sainctelette and Rue de la Loi. Public car parks along the line will not be accessible or difficult to access, the police also warned. The police therefore insist on avoiding Brussels by car. It is advisable to use public transport even if disturbances are not excluded.

    The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)