The "war of peasants", which broke out in Walloon Brabant was an insurgency began in the villages of Opprebais, Roux-mirror and Incourt; anti-French insurgents succeeded twice to take the town of Jodoigne. Ultimately, "bandits", as the French called them had mercilessly massacred in Beauvechain, Piétrain and Hasselt. The cause of the uprising in this part of the Hesbaye, which is currently part of Walloon Brabant, was the same as in both Flanders, Limburg and the current Flemish Brabant; a resistance against the anti-clerical policy of the French and an uprising against conscription by lottery.
Immediately after the famous battle of Jemappes 1792 and the French occupation of the Austrian Netherlands , anti-French revolts took place in Wallonia.
Bourgeois militias and armed peasants in the border regions of Chimay, Bertrix, Florenville battled against French troops before the General uprising of peasants in 1796. To regain control of the region of Chimay, the French had to send an entire army into the "boot" of Hainaut.
The central figure of the wallon peasant uprising is undoubtedly Charles-François Jacqmin or Charles of Loupoigne (1761-1799), also known under the nickname of "Charelpoeng" in Flanders.
The Duke of Brabant wallon was born in Braine-l'Alleud, served as the Sergeant recruiter for the Imperial & Royal Austrian army and ordered pro-austrian popular militias after the second defeat of the imperial armies at Fleurus in 1794.
Well before the "war of the peasants" itself, which broke out in 1798, Charles Jacqmin of Loupoigne had organized a guerrilla war against the French oppressor. This often took place in a playful manner. It disarmed the French soldiers,he looted local banks, shot "trees of liberty", released conscripts and intimidated collaborators. This warfare almost did not create the flowing of blood.
Charles of Loupoigne was active in the region of Genappe and Wavre. . The French condemned him to death in absentia, but could never capture this scarlet pimpenel.
The many forests, hollow roads and caches of Walloon Brabant were ideal to conduct a guerrilla war. In 1799, the French had not yet managed to capture Charles of Loupoigne. In June of that year, their hunting eventually succeed, rather by chance: in a fight with the gendarmes of the French, "charelpoeng" finally fell . It was the end of his legend.But what we should understand is that one freedom fighter is a terrorist for the other side,words of history are made by victors and not the followers of a legend. We see in these days that same kind of thing. We are told in our newspapers and by our media (and remember they are paid by their paymasters to write bullshit) that this man is a terrorist and that what we did is legitimate. And guess what as Henry Ford said "Theres a sucker born every hour" and most of them are suckers who repeat the bullshit of "My country right or wrong". When you repeat that lie you play straight into the hands of those that control your country and WHO never send their sons to their wars. But if you are happy with that then you need to get a life.