Brussels, Dec. 29th, - another day of violence,.....and the return of King Baudouin and Queen?
GV Mass demonstrators at start of march.
SV. Ditto with banners.
GTV Demonstrators march towards.
GTV Mass demonstrators through streets.
GV Pan from police to demonstrators.
LV Police guard barricade.
GV Demonstrators passing shops and banks.
SV Demonstrators throw stones at shop windows.
CU Broken windows.
GV Mounted police move in.
GV Police with rifles move in.
CU Wounded policeman is carried away.
GV Demonstrators passing cinema showing Royal Wedding.
SV Demonstrators passing banks and throwing stones.
SV Stones break bank window.
SV Police move demonstrators on.
GV Demonstrators burning newspaper in street (2 shots).
SV AND CU car overturned.
SV Man cuts tyre on bus.
GV Demonstrators stone bus. 2 shots.
PAN ALONG broken windows.
GV Demonstrators fighting in streets.
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Background: Brussels, Dec. 29th, - another day of violence,.....and the return of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola from their Spanish honeymoon.
Smashed windows marked the path of the day's angry demonstrations in the capital. Strong contingents of police were again standing by, but they avoided any serious clash with the strikers.
Police were able to head off one group making for the Royal Palace. Instead the demonstrators vented their anger on street garbage and abandoned trams and buses. Much of the damage was done after the main demonstration of the day. It was the biggest turn-out so far -- about 20,000 strikers. But the big march through the capital was fairly orderly.
It was again organised by Socialist leaders in protest against the Government's austerity programme. The austerity measures are aimed at making good GBP70 million in annual revenue lost when Belgium granted independence to the Congo.