Demonstrations in Brussels due to the crisis caused by the increased cost of living, some flights cancelled

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels today to protest against the rising cost of living, which caused a standstill in the public transport system and disrupted this week’s European Union (EU) summit.

Brussels police said 16,500 people took part in the demonstration, organized by unions representing workers in many public services, demanding better wages and working conditions as inflation rises across Europe, Reuters reports.


Gas and electricity prices soared after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Total inflation in Belgium was 10.63 percent in November, while consumer inflation in the entire eurozone was around 10 percent.

“When you come home to the children, you want your house to be warm. You shouldn’t calculate with the use of energy,” said one protester, according to the British agency.

The demonstrations were peaceful, but Brussels airport said it had to cancel or reschedule some flights because of the protests, while local police said traffic was disrupted.

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Source: euronews

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