“The energy bill is too high, the lights go out” halloween protest government support funeral letters, graveyard and grave.
For the Halloween party, Joeri Cornelis, owner of the snack bar De Zoutgrain in Merelbeke, came up with a playful focus on the ‘Belgian Workforce’, who is in mourning.
‘The Belgian Workforce’ was symbolically buried in and around Frituur De Zoutgrain in Merelbeke. Manager Joeri Cornelis wants to expose the sky-high energy prices in a playful way. “It’s five past twelve for everyone,” it sounds. He had mourning letters distributed in the municipality and invited everyone to a farewell ceremony on Monday 31 October.
Next to and in the chip shop it was decorated in Halloween style, there was a graveyard with the graves of the victim. “Not only small self-employed people, but also young families, the elderly and the lonely,” says Joeri. Actor Steven De Beule took on the role of mister pastor and led the customers to the graves with flowers. Afterwards, everyone received a prayer card to take home.