The demonstrations focus on unemployment and increasing poverty and injustice in Europe. Protesters assemble at the North station around 11am and next move on to the Belliard and Jubelpark area via the inner ring road.
The Belgian Rail company NMBS has scheduled extra trains. Metro services will not be affected, but some tram and bus lines could be disrupted. After the visit of Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, and the EU-Africa summit, it's yet again a warning to motorists to avoid the city centre by car.