Firefighters drench Brussels government offices in protest

22nd January 2010, Comments 1 comment

Some 150 firefighters Thursday soaked government buildings in central Brussels and sprayed foam over a main road artery to press for speedier promotions.

BRUSSELS - The angry emergency workers, who brought along 20 fire trucks for the colourful demo, aimed their water and foam hoses at several official buildings including that of the Brussels region's devolved government leader.

The protesters also used their ladders to get onto the roof of administrative buildings as sirens wailed below.

A main Brussels road and several side streets were coated with a liberal layer of fire-smothering foam, blocking traffic in the busy area.

The firefighters also changed roles for the day, lighting small fires on the roads before putting them out.


1 Comment To This Article

  • Matt posted:

    on 25th January 2010, 15:48:24 - Reply

    Strange that you don't mention that they are striking because the Flemish government is blocking an agreement even the Flemish firemen are happy with.