Trump denounced in Brussels

World | 25 May 2017 9:48 pm

Several hundred protesters have gathered outside the NATO summit in Brussels to demonstrate against NATO and U.S. President Donald Trump. 

The group was tiny compared to the 10,000 demonstrators who came out Wednesday to protest Trump's visit. But the summit won't start until late afternoon, so the crowds could still swell. 

Security officials have cordoned off a large protest zone outside NATO headquarters. Protesters there are holding banners that say "NATO game over'' and "peace.'' 

At one point, some 50 demonstrators tried to block a road using banners. 

Stephanie Demblon of the "Agir pour la paix'' pacifist group says Trump "makes people scared'' and says he's ``shown over the past months that he isn't a man of peace.'' 

The anti-NATO activist says she's worried that Trump, who criticized NATO during his campaign, is now beginning to see the partnership as "something very useful to his aims.''-AP


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