‘Stop NATO,’ protesters chant at massive rally in Brussels, the heart of EU

‘Stop NATO,’ protesters chant at massive rally in Brussels, the heart of EU

 

Tens of thousands demonstrated against the rising cost of living, with many linking the crisis to the West’s Russia policies

https://www.rt.com/news/557512-brussels-nato-protest-economy/

 

Protesters march during a national demonstration of trade unions in Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2022

 

A trade union-organized protest numbering 70,000 to 80,000 demonstrators packed the streets of Brussels on Monday, bringing the city to a standstill.

 

In addition to expressing anger at the rising cost of living in Belgium, many condemned the US-led NATO alliance and its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

 

Trade unions said that 80,000 people attended the protest, while police said that the turnout was closer to 70,000, Reuters reported.

 

In addition to packing the streets, the protest led to mass cancellations of flights at Brussels Airport, as unions representing security personnel went on strike.

 

Public transit routes around the city were also operating at drastically reduced capacity.

 

Inflation hit 9% in Belgium in June, 2022, a four-decade high. With spending power declining, and protesters demanding salary hikes and tax cuts.

 

However, many linked their dire economic straits to the EU’s sanctions regime on Russia, and with the NATO alliance’s rush to arm Ukraine.

 

Protesters demanded that their leaders “spend money on salaries, not on weapons,” and chanted “stop NATO.” 

 

While similar protests against rising costs have taken place across Europe as of late – thousands of trade unionists marched in London on Saturday – few have linked the soaring prices with the actions of NATO and its members.

 

It was just three months ago, some protesters in Brussels waved Ukrainian flags and demanded the EU cut itself off from “Putin’s Oil.” 

 

Several weeks before that, there was a demonstration outside the European Parliament buildings calling for “sanctions for Russia.” 

 

Brussels is home to headquarters of both the EU and NATO. It was also the city from where US President Joe Biden chose to announce a round of sanctions on Moscow in March, 2022. Immediately after, he was telling reporters  “sanctions never deter” those targeted by them.

 

Despite predictions in April, these measures would “wipe out the last 15 years of Russia’s economic gains,” Russia’s energy earnings have hit record levels since February, and the Russian ruble is currently at a seven-year high against the euro.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused European countries of committing economic “suicide” via sanctions, and predicted last week that the EU’s “direct losses” from this sanctions policy “could exceed $400 billion in a year.”

 

 

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