Photo of the week: ‘I do’
Ministers and mayors made a commitment to Brussels on Flemish Community Day
‘A turning point’
The mock wedding was part of Brussel Danst, and capital’s annual festival in celebration of Flemish Community Day. The annual day on 11 July saw concerts and other activities all over Flanders and Brussels, including a Dance Battle on Muntplein, a party and live music on Grote Markt in Antwerp and minister-president Geert Bourgeois’ annual speech in Kortrijk.
In Brussels, the annul Flemish Community Day reception was held in city hall, with several speeches. Close made history by being the first Brussels mayor to ever agree to speak at the event.
“I honestly cannot remember a time when a Brussels mayor was present here on 11 July,” said Brussels city councillor Els Ampe, who opened the event. “I hope this is a turning point for the Dutch-speakers and the Flemish in our capital.”
Photo: Nils Quintelier/BELGA
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