At the same time, the police estimate that about 55,000 protesters are taking part in the rally.
In this regard, the police urged residents to refrain on Wednesday from driving cars in the center of the Belgian capital.
All the streets surrounding Brussels Grande Place were lively this afternoon with thousands of public sector workers hitting the cobble stone streets to protest proposed pension reforms, including raising retirement age to 67. #solidarity pic.twitter.com/j9f6wxWZgl— Nancy Knickerbocker (@NancyKnicker) 16 мая 2018 г.
Belgian labor unions are not the only protesting in Europe. In April, France was swept over by a wave of protests as the trade unions called for workers from different sectors, such as railroad workers, public officials, energy sector workers, among others, to join a united front against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms.