In 2000 the United Nations gave a commitment to cut poverty drastically by 2015. Ten years on the North-South movement says that we are not on track to meet our commitments.
The ngo coalition rechristened the Wetstraat (Law Street) into "Wachtstraat" (Waiting Street).
11.11.11.'s Bogdan Vanden Berghe: "We want there to be sufficient means to realise the goals. There should be a good climate plan and a tax on financial transactions. We're behind schedule, partly because of the economic crisis, but we mustn't allow the 2015 deadline to slip."
A similar protest is planned in Ghent on Saturday when there will also be a concert with the Senegalise singer Youssou N'Dour and a special campaign video will be recorded.