On Sunday September 4 Bite Back organizes the March to Stop the Animal Industry in Brussels. Here you can find some practical information, before our protest takes place.
Wonder which route the March will take?
It will be around 3 km, starting in front of the station Brussel-Central.
Europakruispunt – Boulevard de l’Impératrice – Boulevard Pachéco – Boulevard Jardin Botanique – Nieuwstraat – Muntplein – stop of 15 minutes on Muntplein – Kleerkoperstraat – Grasmarkt (Agora) – Infante Isabellastraat – Carrefour de l’Europe.
Like to plan ahead? We’ve got you covered!
Bite Back will be present from 12h00, so no worries if you’re early.
13h00 – start event
14h00 – briefing & speeches
14h30 – start march
– performance at Muntplein
16h30 à 17h00 – return to Europakruispunt
Remember, the event starts at 13h with our info & food stalls. We kick-off at 14h with speeches and start the march at 14h30.
Who wants to scream? Come scream for the animals!
The voices of the animals are silenced every day. But our voices will not be.
The slogans for the March can be found via this link. You can save the link or you can access it via the QR code we will provide at the event.
Of course you can always wear whatever you want.
But we kindly ask you to wear red or black.
We will sell wonderful red ‘Close All Slaughterhouses’ and black ‘Bite Back’ shirts and hoodies at the Bite Back info booth.
FOOD & DRINKS
As usual, we will provide delicious food and refreshing drinks!
Thanks to Pa’lais and Maya we can provide you with delicious sandwiches and Liu Lin will provide fantastic sushi. There will also be plenty of other salads and sandwiches available. Sweet tooths will have a great time: Succulente, Catberry, The Judgy Vegan and Peas will provide us with delectable cakes, and our volunteers will provide wonderful cakes and biscuits.
We will have chilled fair trade soft drinks and a limited amount of water. Be sure to bring your own bottle of water the march!
Will you buy something to eat or drink with us? Then we are very grateful, because the sale of food & drinks will partly contribute to the cost of the march.
Please use the waste bins next to the food stalls.
Don’t forget to bring your reusable boxes for pastries!
ATTENTION: The weather promises to be hot, so be sure to bring your own water for the march.
ACCESSIBILITY & SAFE SPACE
We march for 3 km through the streets of Brussels. Our march is wheelchair accessible. We will walk slowly, as is appropriate for a protest march. If you need any assistance before, during or after the march, please ask our stewards (in the yellow vests).
Before we start the March there will be a briefing and speeches. If listening is not an option for you, we will have a QR code at the Bite Back stall where you can find the spoken words in writing.
There will be a SAFE SPACE and info point at the Bite Back booth before and after the march. If you have any questions or feel unsafe or unwell, please go to the designated area. If you experience these feelings during the march, please go to one of our stewards. Remember, no kind of hatred is allowed at our march.
The March will start and finish at the Europakruispunt in Brussels, this is the square right in front of the Brussels-Central train station. We advise you to come by train or another form of public transport. Right next to the square is a park & ride, where you can drop someone off by car.
Accessible toilets can be found at Brussels Central station.
If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of the event, please contact us via mail or phone – 0487/101 201 – (available at mo-tu-we from 9h00 to 17h00).
DURING THE MARCH
There will be a car in front of the March. Behind the car will be the banners of the March, followed by activists with red and black shirts and action material. The action material will be distributed right before the March.
Around 20 of our stewards (in the yellow vests) will guide the march, together with the police. If you have questions: address the stewards. We’re walking in Brussels, in between traffic, so please stay together and respect the traffic. Do not deviate from the course of the March and follow the guidelines of our stewards and the police.
The March is a peaceful protest. Bite Back does not condone hatred of any kind. Don’t respond to provocation by bystanders, do not target individual businesses or people. We stand for the abolition of the whole animal exploitation system.
We’re looking forward to making this March to Stop the Animal Industry a success, with your help!
March to Stop the Animal Industry
4th of September 2022
Europakruispunt, Brussels (in front of the Central Station)