Police have notified that a permit has been granted for the following protest in Brussels on Friday, December 6. Police will maintain order, but advises to exercise caution, plan accordingly and avoid the affected area.
Who: Approximately 30 persons.
What: Labor protest action.
When: 10:00 to 12:00 - Friday, December 6, 2013.
Where: Near intersection Blvd. du Regent / Rue Belliard.
Police have notified that a permit has been granted for the following protest in Brussels on Thursday, December 5. Police will maintain order, but advises to exercise caution, plan accordingly and avoid the affected areas.
Who: Approximately 200 persons.
What: Rally in support of Kurdish rights and democracy.
When: 13:00 to 16:00 - Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Where: Place Luxembourg / European Parliament.
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