Belgium: Protesters rally against NATO’s ‘militarism’ as summit continues


Protesters took to the streets of Brussels on Wednesday as the NATO summit continued in the Belgian capital.

Demonstrators can be seen chanting slogans and holding banners. One of the them, Joselyne de Markten, explained her reasons for being at the rally.

“We are protesting the growing militarism of the EU and the NATO member states’ role in fueling conflict and oppression against the world, around the world,” she said.

Chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO summit is set to discuss the most urgent issues for its members concerning international security and military affairs.

Transatlantic trade agreements as well as the US withdrawal from both the global climate pact and Iran nuclear deal are on the summit’s agenda, as are defense spending contributions.

(Source: AFP)

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