Wednesday , July 28 2021

Feluy and Tertre yellow vest: blockade will continue Monday (PHOTO)


One hundred residents are still present on Sunday night at Feluy.

Wearing their yellow vests, residents are still blocking Monday morning entries to the Total Feluy website and the Hainaut Tanking Tertre center. The movement that starts on the night from Thursday to Friday is initially scheduled to end this Sunday.

The demonstrators were not fray and really wanted to be heard. "I slept about ten hours since Thursday night", said Philippe Sunday afternoon, one of the residents present in front of the Feluy refinery lattice. "But it has to move, if the government doesn't listen to us, we will go to the end, and if it doesn't block it will be something else, they know our demands so we wait for their reaction."

These residents, who were still a hundred present at Feluy this Sunday, protested against rising fuel prices but also against various government measures. "Our goal is to get the government to react"Philippe continued. "More and more people are struggling to complete their months while politicians are making money, and it is these politicians who have come to put in place measures to save money.

In particular, this yellow vest blocked site access to trucks carrying fuel so they could not refuel at various gas stations in the area. "We only let trucks carrying heating oil in. We will not stop people from getting hot, and what we want to block is trucks from large companies, because every liter of fuel that is not sold is money that does not enter the country through taxes."

But what are the real consequences of this action? Gas pumps in the area have significant reserves. Therefore, the direct impact cannot be calculated at this time. But some stations in Hainaut have suffered due to lack of supply. Alternatives, including those from overseas or trains installed at the refinery location must take over.

Police can act on Monday

The demonstrators were truly pacifists. Around the ranchers, they chat with each other to spend time while blocking the entrance. "Everything happens in a very calm climate", commented Mayor Seneffe Bénédicte Poll (MR). "There is no obstacle to traffic, from time to time they slow down cars to distribute leaflets, but that's all."

Haute Senne police are present Friday and Saturday to avoid possible overflowing. This Sunday, by recording the wisdom, the police were not even present. But how long will it last? "For now, there is no decision to force them to leave"in any case, ensure bourgmestre. "But we will make a new point this Monday with the police and Total's management according to the evolution of the situation."

S. Ha.

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