This 24 May 2017 AFP video says about itself:
Thousands protest against Trump in Brussels ahead of talks
This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:
Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump have marched through Brussels after the US president arrived for talks with the EU and NATO. The demonstrators condemned Trump’s policies including his recent ratcheted-up anti-Iran rhetoric.
After my latest blog post on the big demonstration against Donald Trump and NATO militarism, now this blog post on the last part of the march.
The many flags proceeded. On this photo flags of the Belgian ‘Hart boven hard’ (Heart above hardness) anti-austerity movement. And, on the left, the rainbow flag of the LGBTQ branch of the leftist Belgian PVDA party. Between the PVDA flags, also on the left of the photo, the Greenpeace ‘Make peace great again’ banner. Not on the photo, but present, an anarchist flag.
There was a lively group of Redfox, the PVDA young people’s organisation, with their spoof ‘Donald Trump’ on his vehicle.
And, of course, more pussyhats.
The demonstration arrived at the Brussels stock exchange building. It had been adorned with a banner with the slogan ‘Make peace great again’.
And with a well-known photo of an Afghan girl who had been mutilated. That photo had been abused for war propaganda, contrary to what had really happened to that girl. Here, it was in its proper context, a warning against the horrors of war.
As the demonstration continued, it turned out that there were not just banners on the stock exchange building. People, eg, had hung banners like this one from their homes. It said: ‘Fight Trump and his billionaire friends. They have the money. We have the people.’
Also, many people, at their windows and on their balconies, applauded and cheered for the demonstration.
The march continued. With, of course, yet more pussyhats.
The trees showed us we were almost back at where the march had begun. One more slogan: ‘Change the system to save our planet‘.
We arrived back, at the square and pond near Brussels North railway station.
This short music video from Brussels is called Jaune Toujours live @ Trump not welcome… 24 May 2017.
There will be more about this demonstration on this blog, especially videos.