Firefighters drench Brussels government offices in protest
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.AFP/Expatica