Petition is featured on Radio 1 National Radio
I was born in Eeklo and I spent the first 5 years of my life there. Last monday Eeklo was in the news for the most silly and, at the same time, upsetting reason. It turns out that the mayor of Eeklo (yes, the one with the red circle around his head) wants to have the two ‘frietkoten’ on the marketsquare removed permanently for esthetic reasons. The motivation he gave himself was that people who passed through Eeklo or visited Eeklo said that those ‘frietkoten’ were so totally unesthetic and a shame for the marketplace.
Now, let me tell you a little bit about Eeklo. Most people who have passed through Eeklo on their visit to Maldegem or even Brugge or Knokke know that Eeklo is hardly more than one long and boring shopping street that has ‘ugly’ and ‘unesthetic’ written all over it. So, let me thus conclude that it’s all gotten to the head of the mayor and that power has driven him mad (or just insane?).
I’m normally not all that into chain letters or petitions, but this fact I find rather disturbing and a frigthening omen of what’s to happen once CD&V takes the power back on a national level. So save the world, save Belgium and save the ‘Frietkoten’ on the marketplace in Eeklo.
Note: the ‘Frietkoten’ date back from the 1920’s and the Belfry in Eeklo dates from 1932.