This is a video about the European trade union Day of Action today.
From the BBC:
24 March 2011 Last updated at 11:58 GMT
Brussels protesters clash with police before EU summit
Police in the Belgian capital Brussels have used water cannon and tear gas on protesters hurling bottles and stones ahead of an EU summit.
What is the BBC’s source for blaming the trade unionists for the violence? The police? Police forces the world over have traditions of not always telling the truth about things like that; using police provocateurs; etc.
Scuffles began when a small group of protesters moved into the Rue de la Loi, a street close to the summit venue in the city’s European quarter.
The group reportedly grew in size as the confrontation increased.
Thousands of other demonstrators have been protesting peacefully in the city against EU austerity cuts.
The two-day summit of the EU’s 27 heads of state and government is due to start at 1600 GMT.
“The European Commission’s annual examination of growth as well as the competitiveness pact launched by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will drag wages and social rights down to dangerous levels,” Belgium’s CES union said in a statement.
The CES (ETUC in English), is not a Belgian, but an European trade union federation.
Photos of the Brussels demonstration are here.
Brussels police used water cannon and pepper spray to keep tens of thousands of demonstrators angry over plans for tough economic measures away from the site of a European Union summit: here.
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