Memorial

Battle of the Marolles Battle of the Marolles

Plaque: Battle of the Marolles

Battle of the Marolle
13 - 9 - 1969
Here lies
the developer and
his faithful spouse
bureaucracy

burial plot held in perpetuity

Original inscription:

BATAILLE DE LA MAROLLE
13 - 9 - 1969
CI-GIT
LE PROMOTEUR ET
SA FIDELE EPOUSE
LA BUREAUCRATIE

CONCESSION A PERPETUITE

The Marolle (part of the Marolles), a working-class area of Brussels, already overshadowed by the gigantic Palais de Justice (Law Courts), was threatened with a major redevelopment project. The people rose up against this proposal in such strength that politicians publicly caved in. Since then the Marolle(s) has been sensitively restored and buildings renovated to the extent that gentrification is now a real possibility.

Site: Battle of the Marolles (1 memorial)

1000, rue de la Prévoyance, actually in rue de Montserrat, 1

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