June 26, 2012

June 2012- several thousand people gathered in Brussels for giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:

"The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.

The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.

"We want to give the city back to the people," said a young woman from her deckchair"

sources:
http://www.thepolisblog.org/2012/06/brussels-residents-picnic-to-reclaim.html
http://instagr.am/p/LsG6zvOl80/
http://twitter.com/CeciliaVerh/status/211781205023141889/photo/1

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    yeah!! jalan raya sebagai ruang komunal. kill the individualistic!!!
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    Un picnic gigante!
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    aye, BRUSSELS!
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    Would it be possible to organize a protest like this in a smaller city, in America?