Like each year, at this moment, the students of the Free University of Brussels are celebrating the Saint Verhaeren.
Different views of the trucks
Distribution of the been.
Different shots of the decorated trucks.
View of the coach with Burgomaster and deputy-mayors of Belgique Joyeuse.
View of Manneken Pis
Closeup of Manneken Pis.
The coach rides past Manneken Pis
Different shots of the procession.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Like each year, at this moment, the students of the Free University of Brussels are celebrating the Saint Verhaeren. Already in the beginning of the afternoon they are forming groups and it is with tens at a time that they board big trucks which are decorated with caricatures of people who are in the news for the moment. In each truck there are also several barrels of beer which are emptying very fast. The police of Brussels tries to keep acre or less order in this picturesque procession. Among the groups there was a coach which met with the greatest success: In it there were students symbolising the Burgomaster and deputy mayors of the Belgique Joyeuse of the Expo 58. Hommage was also rendered to the oldest citizen of Brussels : Manneken Pis, who for the circumstance was dressed in the costume of the student. The entire procession walks past the Little Man and it will be late tonight before the city is calm again. All by all it was a very quiet St. Verhaeren celebration this year, in comparison with certain previous years.