• Short Summary

    ABOUT TEN THOUSAND PIT WORKERS THRONGED THE MAIN SQUARE OF LIEGE IN EAST BELGIUM TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING A HALF DAY STRIKE AGAINST THE RISING COST OF LIVING, THE CLOSING OF PITS AND THE THREATENED DOCTOR'S STRIKE.

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    ABOUT TEN THOUSAND PIT WORKERS THRONGED THE MAIN SQUARE OF LIEGE IN EAST BELGIUM TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING A HALF DAY STRIKE AGAINST THE RISING COST OF LIVING, THE CLOSING OF PITS AND THE THREATENED DOCTOR'S STRIKE.

    THE MINERS WERE PROTESTING ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING, THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN A NUMBER OF MINES THAT HAVE BECOME UNECONOMICAL IN THEIR OPERATION AND OVER THE THREATENED WALKOUT BY BELGIAN DOCTORS.

    THE BELGIAN DOCTORS HAVE DECIDED TO STRIKE ON JANUARY THE 28TH IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEDE TO THEIR DEMANDS THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO FREE MEDICAL TREATMENT UNDER THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME. UNDER THE BELGIAN HEALTH SCHEME, PATIENTS PAY THEIR DOCTORS AND ARE PARTIALLY REIMBURSED BY THE STATE LATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7B7XLT0EU6QC316STMFQKMT2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B7XLT0EU6QC316STMFQKMT2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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