• Short Summary

    IN BRUSSELS, MORE FIGHTING IN THE STREETS AS THE DISPUTE FLEMINGS AND FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS ERUPTS ANEW.

  • Description

    IN BRUSSELS, MORE FIGHTING IN THE STREETS AS THE DISPUTE FLEMINGS AND FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS ERUPTS ANEW. RIOT POLICE WENT INTO ACTION AGAIN LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) WHEN DEMONSTRATORS FROM BELGIUM'S WALLOON DISTRICTS STAGED A COUNTER-PROTEST IN THE BELGIAN CAPITAL AFTER A MARCH BY FLEMISH NATIONALISTS EARLIER IN THE DAY.

    SHOUTING SUCH SLOGANS AS "BRUSSELS - FRENCH" AND "FREEDOM", THE DEMONSTRATORS ROAMED THE CITY CENTRE, CALLING ON PASSING MOTORIST TO PUNCTUATE THEIR CALLS WITH A HOOTING CONCERT.

    TRAFFIC, RESTORED AFTER THE FLEMISH PROTEST, WAS SOON AGAIN DISRUPTED AS THE CROWDS BLOCKED STREETS. SCORES OF DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE, CLASHED WITH BATON-SWINGING GENDARMES.

    EARLIER, DURING THE FLEMISH MARCH, AT LEAST 20 PERSONS WERE INJURED, SOME SERIOUSLY, WHEN SKIRMISHING BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE TWO FACTIONS. THE MARCHERS WERE CAMPAIGNING FOR WIDER USE OF THE FLEMISH LANGUAGE AND MORE POLITICAL RIGHTS. ABOUT 40 PERSONS, BOTH MARCHERS AND COUNTER-DEMONSTRATORS, WERE ARRESTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1B3X9DFQ2F1S59ER4RQHNB9EC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B3X9DFQ2F1S59ER4RQHNB9EC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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