Transport strike, Belgium

This item appears on page 61 of the February 2015 issue.

In Belgium, a 24-hour nationwide strike against economic austerity measures proposed by the government went ahead as planned on Dec. 15. The strike shut down travel within and into and out of the country as trains, flights and ferry trips ALL were canceled.

An earlier strike in Brussels on Nov. 6, which attracted more than 100,000 protesters, became violent. The Dec. 15 protests were peaceful.