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Confrontations continue in Belgium's language row

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Confrontations continue in Belgium's language row


Extreme- right Flemish militants have tried to intimidate Francophone elected officials at a community meeting near the capital,Brussels. They shouted “Belgium is dead”

Members of the Flemish-speaking Vlaams Bloc confronted their French-speaking compatriots near a municipal council meeting in Wezembeek-Oppem where officials of both communities were discussing a number of demands by the majority French speakers. Some of Francophone groups in communities inside the Flemish part of Belgium want to be able to hold their meetings in French instead of Flemish.

Meanwhile,inside at the meeting, Flemish delegates ripped speakers’ notes from the hands of French-speaking delegates when they tried to speak. Outside, the Flemish demonstrators threw eggs at the French-speakers while shouting insults such as “French rats get out”.

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