BELGIUM: Painter

Six years ago Belgium was officially divided into three language zones: French only for the Walloons, Flemish only in the Flemish districts, both French and Flemish in Brussels and suburbs. As a practical measure, both tongues were retained on signs along the language frontiers and in areas visited by tourists. This seemed like good business even to the most zealous Fleming, but to Florimond Grammens it appeared as sabotage of the language laws. Believing in direct action, M. Grammens bought a brush and a pot of black paint, began to wander along the...

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