Belgian PM shrugs off fries-and-mayo attack

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Posted: Dec 22, 2014 11:42 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anti-austerity protesters got close enough to Belgium's prime minister on Monday to splatter him with a helping of the national dish - fries and mayo.

Pictures from the business event in Namur showed Charles Michel, 39, smiling as a woman squirted sauce over his suit. His spokesman said he would not press charges, and declined comment on the breach of security around the premier of a country that has been a major recruiting hub for jihadists fighting in Syria.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Kevin Liffey)