Today’s pictures were taken during the festival IJzerwake. The radical Flemish minded orgainsation VZW IJzerwake organises this event to remember the soldiers who died in the frontline of the 1st World War. They also strive for an independant republic of Flanders in stead of the Kingdom of Belgium. The Flemish lion is the symbol of there reasoning. The lion appears on flags, umbrellas, scarfs, etc. These believers pass on their way of thinking to their kids. So on the event you have children with a very scary face. They are drilled to perform perfect in the music band.
Last year was the first time I went there and I was really scared to see this part of the society. I was shocked by hearing and seeing them singing extreme songs. You, as a foreigner, will never be able to see this part of the Belgian (euh, Flemish) culture. So I post some pictures to give you an inside view.