A national strike crippled the transport infrastructure of Belgium with around 70,000 people taking to the street on Monday to protest the effects of inflation.
Trains, buses, trams and air travel have all been crippled by a national strike launched by trade unions from across Belgium in response to rampant inflation within the country, as well as the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Monday’s industrial actions in Belgium preceded events due to take place across Europe, with the UK experiencing massive rail and subway strikes on Tuesday.
According to a report by The Brussels Times, Monday’s strikes have had seriously damaging effects on transport in the country, with the capital’s main airport going so far as to cancel every single one of its 232 outgoing flights due to a lack of staff.
Meanwhile, activists took to the streets of the Belgium capital to protest ongoing hardship, with police saying that 70,000 attended the demonstrations, though event organisers reportedly put the number a bit higher at around 80,000.