Only in Belgium: Man protests over asphalting of cobbled climb (video)

protest cobbled road

Local authorities in Belgium spent yesterday laying a strip of smooth asphalt up the side of the Eikenberg climb ahead of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

One man bravely stood up to the steam roller, scraping away at the wet tarmac to expose the cobblestones beneath.


“War, police brutality, global warming, Trump… In Belgium we only protest against real matters, like paving cobblestone climbs,” read the caption.

“A fortnight ago the road beside the kasseirug still not paved,” Tiesj Benoot told Het Nieuwsblad. “This is an unpleasant surprise. I hope the organizers make the road so everyone should have to ride the cobblestones. It is like the gutter next to the Taaienberg.”


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