Brussels protests

A demonstrator falls after getting sprayed by water canons as he tries to face the riot police during a protest by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEOREG0000014" title="Europe" href="/topic/international/europe-PLGEOREG0000014.topic">European</a> workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000067" title="European Union" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/economy/european-union-ORGOV000067.topic">European Union</a> countries in Brussels. Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels on Thursday to urge European leaders holding a two-day summit in the Belgian capital to scrap or ease austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor.

( Reuters photo / March 24, 2011 )

A demonstrator falls after getting sprayed by water canons as he tries to face the riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels. Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels on Thursday to urge European leaders holding a two-day summit in the Belgian capital to scrap or ease austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor.

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