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Juggling tightrope walker surprises motorists at Brussels traffic lights

19:05 13/10/2022

Drivers waiting at a red light near Bois de la Cambre, were entertained by an individual delivering an unusual performance, reports Le Soir.

The street entertainer was juggling and performing tricks on a wire stretched between two traffic light poles at the intersection of Avenues Franklin Roosevelt and Congo.

He was spotted by Ixelles mobility and urbanism alderman Yves Rouyet, who posted a photo on Twitter (pictured) with the comment, “the tightrope walker attached his wire between the traffic lights. I have definitely never seen that before…”

Rouyet’s tweet prompted several remarks. “Do you realise the danger for priority vehicles that no longer know how to cross? What about a biker who will be beheaded? Or a cyclist? What unconsciousness!” said one poster.

Another echoed this sentiment. “Nice at first glance. But life-threatening for cyclists and motorcyclists. Not every red phase or light cycle is identical and a faster green can lead to dangerous situations. Infrastructure is also not geared for this. Call the police next time.”

As reported by 7sur7, the busy intersection is a popular place for street performers to entertain waiting motorists in return for some loose change.

Written by Louis Kernoa-Pascoe