About 10,000 Belgians from all over the country took to the street in Brussels on Sunday to protest against a possible US-led war on Iraq.
Large crowds gathered at Brussels' northern railway station, marched peacefully across the downtown area and stopped at the southern railway station where a grand anti-war rally was held.
Anti-war banners in hand, the demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing US President George W. Bush's policy on Iraq.
The irony is, a couple told Xinhua, oil outweighs human rights on the Iraq issue although human rights has been advertised as a most basic value in the West.
Nearly one million innocent children died as a result of the decade-old sanctions imposed on Iraq by the United Nations. However, the US authorities insist that it is a price Iraq ought to pay, they said.
A young man from Antwerp said people from across the country came to the capital to make their voice heard that the government should not support any US military action against Iraq.