Brussels: New wave of protesters in European Union capital.
Photo of `Indignados` movement of protesters in Spain, against austerity measures. Now many of them will be in Brussels marching towards the European Union.
A crowd of outraged Spanish arrived this afternoon in Brussels and camped without incident in Elisabeth Park City, where they planned to stay for a week. The ‘outraged’ held their first meeting in the EU capital, in which 400 people participated.
Several marches have come from Madrid, Barcelona and other parts of Spain and France, which have been received with applause, hugs and songs in Spanish and French.
Belgian Police sources estimate that nearly 400 people gathered in the park to hold its first meeting to decide whether to maintain their intention to camp in this place, located just two miles from downtown.
Local belgian authorities denied them permission to camp, as free camping is not allowed in Belgium. Pending a decision by the so called “movement of indignation”, at least 30 tents have been installed at the entrance to Elizabeth Park.
Police have confirmed that there have been no incidents since the arrival of the militants to Belgium.
The Brussel´s mayor Kolkelberg reiterated today that does not allow camping, but has offered to settle the crowd in a public building located just 50 meters from the park, according to police sources.
This building was an old school which is currently unoccupied, but which has electricity and water and is prepared for the needs of the protesters.
The aim of the ‘angry’ crowd of militants is to remain encamped in Brussels at least until Saturday October 15, when they held the ‘International Agora’, the first international meeting of ‘outraged’ (protesters) of different european countries, and have already scheduled a series of activities, including debates and workshops for the week.