• Short Summary

    Dutch demonstrators fought a pitched battle with riot police in the streets of Amsterdam early today (Friday) as a crowd of more than 2,000 protested over court hearings against students who took part in a sit-in at the city's university last month.

  • Description

    Dutch demonstrators fought a pitched battle with riot police in the streets of Amsterdam early today (Friday) as a crowd of more than 2,000 protested over court hearings against students who took part in a sit-in at the city's university last month. Five civilians ans eight policemen were reported to have been injured during the night clashes.

    Police were forced to use water cannons as the demonstrators hurled smoke and plastic bombs from behind improvised barricades.

    A force of 200 police was reinforced by members of the State Constabulary as a march by the 2,000 demonstrators to the university get out of hand.

    When the demonstrators found the university was closed and guarded by police, they threw up barriers and began hurling stones at the police, some of them on horseback.

    At least 12 people were arrested in the battle, which left the centre of the Dutch capital littered with stones, broken flower pots, smashed bicycles and dustbins.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2VZKGVTB8G843FXUQJE7N5SDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VZKGVTB8G843FXUQJE7N5SDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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