• Short Summary

    FARMERS IN GEEL, A DAIRYING TOWN IN THE PROVINCE OF ANTWERP, NORTHERN BELGIUM, TODAY (SUNDAY) HELD A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST AT THE COMMON MARKET COMMISSION'S PROPOSAL TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF MILK.

  • Description

    FARMERS IN GEEL, A DAIRYING TOWN IN THE PROVINCE OF ANTWERP, NORTHERN BELGIUM, TODAY (SUNDAY) HELD A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST AT THE COMMON MARKET COMMISSION'S PROPOSAL TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF MILK. SOME 25,000 FARMERS FROM THREE PROVINCES, GATHERED IN THE TOWN AND MARCHED IN SOLEMN PROCESSION AS A GESTURE OF THEIR RESISTANCE.

    THE COMMON MARKET'S COMMISSION, IT'S TOP EXECUTIVE BODY, WANTS TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF MILK IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE FARMING IN THE SIX-NATION COMMUNITY MORE EFFICIENT, REDUCE SOARING BUTTER SURPLUSES AND LIMIT COMMUNITY EXPENDITURE ON FARM PRICE SUPPORT. HOWEVER, THE COMMON MARKET FARMERS STRONGLY OPPOSE THE MOVE.

    THE MILK PRICE DISPUTE IS TO BE THE MAIN SUBJECT ON THE AGENDA OF THE MARKET'S AGRICULTURE MINISTERS THREE-DAY MEETING, SCHEDULED TO START TOMORROW (MONDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WPPPOYFHRFOQDYH4YDC4V8U1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WPPPOYFHRFOQDYH4YDC4V8U1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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