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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.
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.