suie e cendres
BRUSSELS - 20 000 people responded to the call of the unions to protest in the margins of the eurosummit against the austerity measures. The demonstrations came from four different spots in the city, converging in the centre. More or less all traffic was blocked.
Incidents occurred in the street of the ministries and offices. For two hours, masked and unmasked demonstrators threw stones, bottles and fireworks at the cops. Cops used the water cannon and teargas to disperse the crowd, which failed. Two persons were arrested, one for rebellion and another one for trying to take photographic material from the cops. The windows of some ministries and an office were smashed.