• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATING AGAINST PROPOSED BELGIAN GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION TO STABILIZE THE LANGUAGE FRONTIER AND MERGE THEIR COMMUNES WITH A NEARBY FLEMISH PROVINCE, 10,000 FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS WENT ON THE MARCH, NEAR LIEGE, BELGIUM, FEBRUARY 4.

  • Description

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    GV. PARADE OF DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS.
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    2.
    STV. DEMONSTRATORS WITH FLAGS.
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    3.
    SCU. BANNER.
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    4.
    STV. PROCESSION.
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    5.
    SCU. PLACARD.
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    SV. ANOTHER PLACARD.
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    SCU.PAN.. BEMEDALLED DEMONSTRATOR.
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    SV TO LV PAN..PLACARDS PAN DOWN TO DEMONSTRATORS.
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    GV. MEETING IN PROGRESS.
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    10.
    LV PAN.. CROWD.
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    11.
    LV. SPEAKER.
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    12.
    SV. AUDIENCE.
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    13.
    TOP V.. AUDIENCE.
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    SCU. SPEAKER.
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    15.
    GV PAN.. CROWD.
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    Background: DEMONSTRATING AGAINST PROPOSED BELGIAN GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION TO STABILIZE THE LANGUAGE FRONTIER AND MERGE THEIR COMMUNES WITH A NEARBY FLEMISH PROVINCE, 10,000 FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS WENT ON THE MARCH, NEAR LIEGE, BELGIUM, FEBRUARY 4.

    IGNORING THE BAD WEATHER AND CARRYING BANNERS DEMANDING LINGUISTIC FREEDOM, THE MARCHERS - REPRESENTING NINE COMMUNES - PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF WELKENRAEDT IN THE PROVINCE OF LIEGE.UNDER THE GOVERNMENT PLAN THE VILLAGES WILL BE MOVED INTO THE FLEMISH SPEAKING PROVINCE OF LIMBOURG, AND IN RETURN A NUMBER OF WALLOON VILLAGES IN LIMBOURG WILL PASS INTO THE LIEGE PROVINCE.THE PEOPLE OF WELKENRAEDT AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS FEAR THAT IF SUCH A MOVE WAS MADE THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY BE INTEGRATED INTO THE GERMAN SPEAKING SECTOR OF EUPEN.

    THREATENING REVOLUTION IF THE GOVERNMENT PROCEEDED WITH ITS PLAN, THE WALLOONS DEMANDED A LEGAL DEMARCATION OF THE WALLOON AND FLEMISH REGIONS AND CALLED FOR EQUAL TREATMENT FOR BOTH NATIONAL LANGUAGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5RD2G2MXFODGM20KMLCBPE9SY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RD2G2MXFODGM20KMLCBPE9SY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1962
    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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