Interior Minister Pieter De Crem (right) unveiled the statue. Belga

Why Manneken Pis is carrying number 112

Manneken Pis, Brussels' famous peeing boy statue, is wearing a special costume today to honour emergency service workers.

It was Interior Minister Pieter De Crem (Christian democrat) who unveiled the statue around 9 this morning.

112 is the general European emergency number. It's free and it's available 24/7 if you want an ambulance or help from firefighters. 

Today is the European day for the number 112. The Brussels initiative was taken to honour all emergency workers. 

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