Brussels: Hundreds protest against planned Polish abortion ban

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on abortion.

About 500 demonstrators dressed in black gathered outside the European Union buildings to show solidarity with the Polish protesters.

In Poland, thousands dressed in black marched through city streets, closing down government offices, restaurants and other businesses in protest against a petition for a total ban on abortion.