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Workers angry over Belgium mill closure

Water cannons used as protests continue over Arcelor Mittal move to shut steel mill, entailing loss of 1,300 jobs.
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2013 10:52

Police used water cannons against steel workers protesting outside the government office in Namur, Belgium.

Workers are angry over plans to shut down a steel mill in nearby Liege, which means the loss of 1,300 jobs.

The decision by the world's biggest steel maker, Arcelor Mittal, has provoked outrage, but the company blames a drop in demand for steel across Europe.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Namur.

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