In Belgium, on 26 February in Brussels,

a demonstration « for peace » was called by the General Federation of Workers of Belgium (FGTB), the Party of Labour of Belgium (PTB) and others. In the leaflet they distributed, the activists of the Unity-Eenheidcommittee Committee called attention to [the fact that]: « The traditions of the workers’ movement, of socialism, of democracy are the opposite of giving support to NATO’s policies. In the government, there are parties that claim to belong to the workers’ movement. These parties, PS and Vooruit (the Dutch-speaking socialist party – editor’s note), implement war policies, they increase defence budgets, which is contrary to socialist values and social needs (…). Socialist ministers must stop collaborating with NATO and they must quit this government »