Photo of the week: In like a lion

Summary

Who was that strange lion parading about Flanders on Wednesday?

Community Day hijinks

A video posted to N-VA’s Twitter account on Wednesday – the eve of Flemish Community Day – showed a lion frolicking about Flanders, getting high-fives from passers-by, eating a waffle, strolling along the beach and otherwise having a fine time.

In the final scene, the lion goes right into the mayor’s office in Antwerp. But can any old lion just get in to see the mayor?

No, the lion removes its head and is none other than the mayor himself, Bart De Wever, chair of N-VA. “Happy Community Day!” viewers are wished.

De Wever’s cheeky wink into the camera suggests that it was him in the suit all along – though that is something we may never know.