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    Belgian Prison Guards Break Into Justice Ministry Amid Strike Over Salaries

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    Dozens of rallying prison guards and work union activists on Tuesday broke into the building of the Belgian Justice Ministry before being forced out by the riot police amid a three-week strike over work conditions and salaries, media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Those who broke into the ministry did not manage to go further than the reception area at the entrance, according to Le Soir newspaper. Police have eventually dislodged the protesters after about 20 minutes, using tear gas and batons.

    According to the Belgian daily, thousands of protesters outside the ministry’s headquarters threw eggs at the facade of the building and used firecrackers, chanting slogans and calling for better work conditions.

    According to the police, some 1,000 people took part in the rally.

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