Highlights of Vlaams Belang mega-rally in Brussels, 27.09.20, English subtitles
notes with timestamps:
0:01 This event took place on Sunday 27th September in Brussels, to protest against the formation of a new Belgian government coalition
(called the Vivaldi coalition, after Vivaldi's four seasons because it includes four different ideologies: social democrats, Christian democrats, liberals and greens).
The Vivaldi coalition is made up mostly of parties from Wallonia (the French speaking part of Belgium).
The two largest parties in Flanders, the N-VA and Vlaams Belang, are not part of the coalition.
The four Flemish parties that are part of the coalition only won 41 of the 87 seats in Flanders (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium).
This is what Van Grieken means when he talks about a Belgian government without a Flemish majority: because Flanders is larger than Wallonia, and because it also contributes disproprotionate amount of tax, Van Grieken believes the Belgian government should include parties who won a majority of the Flemish seats (ie. at least 44 of the 87 seats).
Although organised by Vlaams Belang, this event was intended to non-partisan, for any Flemings unhappy with the new coalition.
The slogan used was "Niet Mijn Regering" (not my government): this can be seen written on what may be a bus at the start of the video.
For more details of Van Grieken and Vlaams Belangs opposition to the government see this previous upload: https://www.bitchute.com/video/I2LrE91VNWtt/
To clarify in case it is unclear;
Flanders = the region
Flemings = people from Flanders
Flemish = anything to do with Flanders (it is not a reference to a language).
0:02 the first speaker is Tom Van Grieken leader of Vlaams Belang
0:03 the black lion on a yellow field is the flag of Flanders.
In the official version of the flag (used by the Flemish regional government etc) the lion has a red tongue and claws.
The version of the flag without the red tongue and claws is associated with the Flemish movement and with Flemish nationalists who want greater autonomy or independence for Flanders.
0:08 this man is wearing an N-VA coat. The N-VA are the largest party in Flanders, they are centre-right, nationalist (though not as nationalist as VB) and want independence for Flanders (though not immediately like VB).
(Vlaams Belang invited supporters of other parties to attend this event too).
0:09 our own individual interest: in case it is unclear, Van Grieken is talking about what is in the interests of Flanders.
0:58 the second speaker is Dries Van Langenhove, a member of the Belgian parliament and leader of the Flemish nationalist youth movement Schild & Vrienden.
Although not a member of Vlaams Belang, he is part of their parliamentary group in the Belgian parliament.
1:40 the third speaker is Barbara Pas, a Vlaams Belang member of the Belgian parliament. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Pas
1:59 state minimum income: the "leefloon" social welfare payment.
3:09 the writing on the hearse reads: "Vivaldi = death of the Flemish voter"
3:19 partycracy: when power is effectively held by political parties, not the people. This should probbaly be spelled particracy but I think th meaning is clearer if you use a "y".
All translation and subtitling is my own original work.
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