from suie e cendres
BRUSSELS – During the weekend, three offices of Actiris, the Brussels agency for work, were attacked : slogans against work painted on the buildings and windows broken. Recently, also two other agencies have been attacked. In one case, all windows were smashed forcing the office to close for some time. The tags painted were “Long live the work of the night!” and “Never work!”. Posters were also pasted saying : « Work is what the unemployed try to avoid by all means imaginable. Let’s refuse this blackmail! Let’s steal, let’s fraud, let’s sabotage. Blow up the economy and change the world. So that we, through our resistance, can discover again what breathing means. Let’s destroy work.”
The press is pointing towards anarchists for these attacks.
The Brussels minister of Work “condemns these attacks most vigorously” and is asking for more police protection of the buildings.4/05/2010
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Monday morning, some unemployed who are tired of the conditions imposed on them, tried to occupy the offices of the National Agency for Work, which is the agency controlling those who are unemployed and receiving dole money. Police were massively present and prevented the occupation, but arrested nobody. Some of the unemployed accepted to talk with the national director of the Agency, resulting in a deaf conversation surveilled by the police.