Striking Belgian firefighters hose down the cops

By Muriel Kane
Friday, February 10, 2012 22:30 EDT
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When Belgium’s firefighters were threatened with a government attempt to raise their retirement age, they fought back using the tools of their trade.

According to Russia Today, “Several hundred firemen broke through police cordons and hosed down the prime minister’s office. The men, dressed in full gear, were smiling as they directed the water at the building…and the small bunch of police officers huddled in front of it.”

As the police futilely attempted to huddle behind their Plexiglas shields, the firefighters turned from hoses to fire extinguishers and blanketed the officers with a cloud of white foam.

This video was uploaded to YouTube by An0nYm0u5r3v0lut10n on February 10, 2012,

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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