• Short Summary

    THE GOOD CITIZENS OF BORGHAREN IN HOLLAND COULDN'T BELIEVE THEIR EYES THIS WEEKEND -- THE MUNICIPAL FOUNTAIN IN THE TOWN SQUARE WAS BEING USED AS A PUBLIC FOOT BATH.

  • Description

    THE GOOD CITIZENS OF BORGHAREN IN HOLLAND COULDN'T BELIEVE THEIR EYES THIS WEEKEND -- THE MUNICIPAL FOUNTAIN IN THE TOWN SQUARE WAS BEING USED AS A PUBLIC FOOT BATH.

    THE "PROVOS" WERE AT IT AGAIN -- THE COUNTRY'S BEATNIKS, AND THE WASHING CEREMONY, WITH AN AMPLE SUPPLY OF SOAP POWDER, WAS THE INAUGURAL PART OF A TWO-DAY "HAPPENING" -- THE NAME THE BEATNIK BRIGADE GIVE TO THEIR CLAN GATHERINGS.

    ENROBING ONE ANOTHER IN ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER WAS THE NEXT ITEM ON THE UNWRITTEN AGENDA, AND THERE WERE SHOUTS OF "LONG LIVE THE QUEEN".

    THE MAIN ITEM WAS AN INDOOR MEETING -- OR "ECUMENICAL COUNCIL" AS THEY CALLED IT. FELLOW BEATNIKS FROM BELGIUM WERE THERE, SO WERE SOME CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS FROM FRANCE.

    ONE OF THE SPEAKERS WAS PETER DE VRIES, A "PROVO" WHO UNEXPECTEDLY WON A SEAT ON THE AMSTERDAM CITY COUNCIL. THEY THEN RIDICULED THEIR OWN GRAND SCHEME TO BAN CARS IN CITY CENTRES, AIR POLLUTION, OVER-POPULATION AND WHAT THEY SEE AS THE ENSLAVEMENT OF THE CONSUMER.

    JOURNALISTS AND CAMERAMEN WERE CHARGED A FEE FOR WATCHING AND LISTENING BUT THE DUTCH TV CREW REFUSED AND LEFT FOR HOME.

    IN MARCH, THE "PROVOS'" ACTIVITIES FILLED HEADLINE AND TELEVISION SPACE WHEN "PROVOS" SMOKE BOMBS DISRUPTED THE WEDDING PROCESSION OF CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6JINFGIESPT7UQEHF0HIE98E
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JINFGIESPT7UQEHF0HIE98E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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