Belgium Steel Layoffs

January 29, 2013 - 11:31 AM
Steel workers from ArcelorMittal in Liege, Belgium, face riot police during a protest near to regional government offices in Namur, Belgium, on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2013. Workers seeking to get close to the offices threw bricks at police. Authorities responded with tear gas and water cannon. Police said two policemen had to be hospitalized with the others treated locally, all for minor injuries. It was unclear how many protesters were injured. The world's leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal announced Thursday it will close a coke plant and six production lines in Belgium, in a move that threatens 1,300 jobs. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)