Belgium Says 'no' To Leopold 1950

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    Full title reads: "Brussels. Belgium Says 'No' To Leopold".

    Brussels, Belgium. Crowds riot whilst King Leopold faces calls for his abdication.

    SV King Leopold saluting, walks to inspect guard of honour, followed by his two sons, Prince Baudouin and Prince Albert. GV Laeken Palace. VS of police guards. MV Pro-Monarchy supporters. GV Anti-Leopold demonstrators marching. CU Pan Paul Henri Spaak in procession. GV Demonstrators through Brussels. Near shot demonstrators. LV Back view police pushing back demonstrators. GV Elevated road blocked with demonstrators pan down to police cordon. SV Orators, including Isobel Blum speaking at anti-Leopold meeting. LV Police running chasing demonstrators. LV Demonstrators. SV Gendarme arguing with demonstrators, with rifle at ready. VS Mounted police riding up street. VS Demonstrators around tramcar. Shot fired. SV Pan mounted police reinforcements with drawn sabres charge into crowd. SV Gendarmes taking prisoner in charge. GV Demonstrators marching towards tramcar. LV demonstrators at end of road. Mounted police crossing towards. LV Elevated police mixing it with rioters on pavement. SV Elevated police and rioters clash. SV Gendarme pushes rioter and steps back into cordon. SV Police and rioters clash. LV Police chasing rioters. Wounded man in foreground. MV Police dragging rioter across road. Other rioters protesting on pavement. GV Pan rioters demonstrating. Gendarmes in foreground. LV Rioters and police clash. SV Rioter waves arm for others to follow. LV Rioters throwing chairs at police. SV Mounted police. Rioters in background. LV Rioters throwing chairs at mounted police. SV Police horse being struck by flying chair. People move in front of camera. LV Rioters throwing chairs. Whip pan. SV Back view police cordon moving up. Wounded man by kerbside. GV Demonstrators milling around street. Chairs being thrown. SV Back view demonstrators walking along street. LV Police rushing towards demonstrators. SV Pan road blocks torn up by rioters. (2 shots). GV Demonstrators milling around out- side railway station.
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    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    48341
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1480.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:07:00 / 01:21:36:00
    Canister:
    50/62
    Sort Number:
    50/062
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