Category Archives: belgium

Iran Protests

Protesters gathered outside of European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday to speak out against the government crackdown of protesters in Iran. Demonstrators in Brussels also called for a review of the recent election in Iran, claiming that Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s … Continue reading

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Antwerp

On Saturday, I spent the day in Antwerp, a beautiful port city in northern Belgium. Though Antwerp had some very touristy areas, there were many lively local areas as well, which made the city seem like a fun place to … Continue reading

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European Elections

European Parliament elections took place between June 4-7, and Belgium voted on Sunday. Over the course of the day, we covered events at polling stations and at the Parliament building. The EU is a bit complex, but I’ll provide a … Continue reading

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Chinese Embassy Protest

Today at my internship, I went with the TV crew to cover a protest at the Chinese Embassy in Brussels. Amnesty International was protesting in front of the embassy on the 20th anniversary of the crackdown on student protesters on … Continue reading

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Brussels Exploration

Since I was awake so early this morning, I took some time to explore my surroundings before going to class. Here are some things I saw. This is a M├ętro car coming out of a station near my place. The … Continue reading

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