Protests in Brussels of yellow vest protesters are getting out of hand as police cars and streets are ravaged by angry working class Europeans.
According to Belgian newspaper HLN, police try to control a group of rioters in Brussels near “Kunst-Wet”. Tear gass and water cannons are used on them.
Images from Brussels show that several police vehicles are on fire and that some streets are filled with groups of yellow vest protesters.
Some groups have even reached the Prime Minister’s house which resulted in clashes between the riot police and yellow vests.
The protests have spread from France into Belgium a week ago and are growing quickly. Last week the target of the protests against fuel prices and tax included the big Total petrochemicals plant at Feluy in Wallonia, Belgium.
In France, Macron’s suggestions to stop the protests were rejected and the Yellow Vest leaders have called for new protests on Saturday.
“People feel like their opinion doesn’t count, that’s the message that’s being sent,” Priscilla Ludosky, one of two Yellow Vest representatives who met with Ecology Minister François de Rugy on Tuesday.
Whilst Macron is losing support rapidly, the Yellow Vests are increasing in public support. OpinionWay published a report on Wednesday that 66 per cent back the protests with 78 per cent saying Macron’s proposals were ‘insufficient’.
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