In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel
A Belgian firefighter walks past burning tyres as firemen protest for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR3FOW8 © Reuters

Een tiental brandweerwagens hebben postgevat rond de Lambermont, de ambtswoning van premier Elio Di Rupo (PS) waar momenteel de begrotingsbesprekingen van de federale regering plaatsvinden.

De pompiers willen een ontmoeting met de ministers. "We hebben maar tien minuten nodig om onze zaak uit te leggen. Dat is al wat we willen", zei de voorzitter van de Franstalige brandweerfederatie FRCSPB, Marc Gilbert. De brandweerlieden zijn bang dat er geen extra financiering wordt voorzien voor hen bij de begrotingsbesprekingen.

"Een ontmoeting met Milquet dient ons tot niks", legt Gilbert uit. "Ze kent het dossier uit haar hoofd. We willen ons standpunt voorleggen aan de rest van de regering". (Belga/AVE)

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. Firefighters used several fire brigade trucks to surround the Lambermont, the residence of Prime Minister, which is protected by police as part of the so-called 'Zone neutre - Neutral zone'. Ministers hold a kern meeting over the budget, and firefighters want a better founding for that important public service. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a barricade of policemen during a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a barricade of policemen during a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

In beeld: Boze brandweermannen betogen in Brussel © BELGA

20131007 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a protest of firefighters in Brussels, Monday 07 October 2013. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels © Reuters

A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3FOW3

A Belgian firefighter walks past burning tyres as firemen protest for better work conditions in central Brussels © Reuters

A Belgian firefighter walks past burning tyres as firemen protest for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR3FOW8

A Belgian firefighter stands behind burning tyres as firemen protest for better work conditions in central Brussels © Reuters

A Belgian firefighter stands behind burning tyres as firemen protest for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR3FOWK

Belgian police officers stand behind burning tyres during a protest by firemen for better work conditions in central Brussels © Reuters

Belgian police officers stand behind burning tyres during a protest by firemen for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3FOWR