Monday, January 24, 2011

Political crisis in Belgium

Tens of thousands protested the lack of government in Belgium.

Although 7 months have gone by since the elections on June 13, Belgium still lacks a proper government. Tens of thousands of people joined the protest initiated by students. The demonstrators demanded a new government and unity of the country in capital Brussels. 

A group of students, who said they were tired of the ongoing political stalemate, led the protests.
About 20 to 30 thousand people who filled the streets of Brussels called on politiciants to urgently set up a government. 

The protestors also called for unity and solidarity. They said they don't want to see Belgium separated by the Flemish and Walloons. 

Carrying Belgian flags in one hand, the protestors also carried banners reading "less talk, more action", "we want government", and "shame on you". 

Since World War II, it never took this long to set up a government in any European country.