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    Belgium steel workers protest Mittal shutdown

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.