Belgium: Police Protest Pension Changes by Stopping ALL Drivers

PolitiChicks.comBelgian police are angry that they must now work until age 62 rather than age 57, the previous age at which they were allowed to retire. Considerable delays were caused by the protest stops and caused many workers to be late and passengers to miss their flights. These stops are viewed by most Belgians as a form of protest even if they are painful.

The impact of these protest stops were not only felt by Belgians but by the national community leaving in the Brussels area. Member nations of NATO were forced to endure the checks and stops on their way to work. The protest seems to be much more effective than previous strike attempts. Could similar approaches come to the United States?

Watch the video and imagine this happening here in America!

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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