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Belgium and the protests, tens of thousands of union workers marching through Brussels on Thursday, marking the second anniversary of a center-right government, planning to extend the working week and abandon the scheduled wage increase. It's the fourth anti-government demonstration in two years. The state wants to make the country more competitive by extending the working week up to 45 hours.
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Unions say, it against workers' rights.The current maximum allowed is a 38 hour week. Thursday protests were peaceful, but some masked activists did cause a few disturbances by hurling firecrackers, setting union flags on fire, and banging metal bars as they marched along.