• Short Summary

    LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES IN BELGIUM HAVE LED TO MORE VIOLENCE, THIS TIME INVOLVING STUDENTS IN THE ANCIENT UNIVERSITY CITY OF LOUVAIN.

  • Description


    POLICE IN STREET; NIGHT SHOTS OF STUDENTS IN STREET; POLICE SEARCHING STUDENTS; POLICE CHECKING CARS.




    Initials GEM/VS/MGT/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES IN BELGIUM HAVE LED TO MORE VIOLENCE, THIS TIME INVOLVING STUDENTS IN THE ANCIENT UNIVERSITY CITY OF LOUVAIN. FLEMISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS THERE ARE DEMANDING THAT FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS SHOULD BE MOVED TO A SEPARATE UNIVERSITY.

    THE RIOTS IN LOUVAIN, WHICH HAS THE OLDEST ROMAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD, WERE SPARKED OFF WHEN THE AUTHORITIES DECIDED THAT THE UNIVERSITY WOULD CONTINUE TO BE BILINGUAL. THE FLEMINGS WANT THE 9,600 FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS IN LOUVAIN MOVED TO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY A FEW MILES AWAY.

    AFTER STREET CLASHES BETWEEN STUDENTS AND POLICE USING TEAR GAS AND FIRE HOSES, THE ACADEMIC AUTHORITIES HAVE SUSPENDED TEACHING. THEY ANNOUNCED THAT ALL COURSES AND LECTURES WOULD STOP UNTIL THE END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PALPAVLFCYE3B53IZDWUV2DP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PALPAVLFCYE3B53IZDWUV2DP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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