Large crowd expected for silent march

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21 April 2006, BRUSSELS — Several thousand people are expected to participate in a silent march in Brussels on Sunday in honour of the murdered Joe Van Holsbeeck and in protest against senseless violence.

21 April 2006

BRUSSELS — Several thousand people are expected to participate in a silent march in Brussels on Sunday in honour of the murdered Joe Van Holsbeeck and in protest against senseless violence.

Participants will start assembling on the Pachecolaan at 1.30pm.

*sidebar1*Police are advising people arriving by train to stop at Brussels North rather than Brussels Central.

Belgian rail NMBS-SNCB is offering a discounted ticket on Sunday: a return ticket to Brussels will cost EUR 5, from anywhere across the country.

The capital's public transport authority MIVB-STIB will deploy more metro trains than normal on the lines 1A and 1B.

For those who don't arrive by public transport, parking is being provided for buses in the Regentschapsstraat / Rue de la Regence.

A parking ban will be imposed on Markiesstraat (Rue du Marquis), Kardinaal Mercierstraat (Rue Cardinal Mercier), part of the Keizerinlaan (Boulevard de l'Imperatrice) and on the Poelaertplein (Poelaert Place) and the square in front of the cathedral of Saint Goedele and Saint Michiel.

At 3pm, the march will start via Berlaimontlaan (Berlaimont Boulevard) and Keizerinlaan (Boulevard de l'Imperatrice) to the Kunstberg (Mont des Arts), and will pass via Coudenberg and Hofberg (Rue Montagne de la Cour) to end on the Koningsplein (Place Royale).

The march is expected to be completed at about 5.30pm and police are expecting several thousand participants.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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