70,000 – 80,000 protest in Belgium as strikes cause air travel chaos

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Between 70,000 and 80,000 people are protesting in Brussels city centre on Monday as part of a public strike, Belgian news agency Belga reported, citing police and union estimates. The countrywide protests have led to massive travel disruption in Belgium with Brussels airport forced to cancel all departure flights due to a lack of security staff. Some of Belgium’s major unions called for the strikes over their demand for legislative reforms to fight declining purchasing power following the Covid-19 pandemic and record inflation, Belga reports. Brussels Airlines had already announced last week …

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