• Short Summary

    1800 Belgian miners went on strike June 20 in protest against the Government's decision to close Wandre and Herstal coal mines, in Liege.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Deserted mine.
    0.03

    2.
    AV Wheel at pit head.
    0.06

    3.
    SV PAN..Deserted mine area.
    0.13

    4.
    LV PAN.. Closed gates PAN to slogan on wall.
    0.21

    5.
    SV Mine workers listen to speakers.
    0.31

    6.
    SV Miner addresses crowd.
    0.34

    7.
    SV Miners listen.
    0.40

    8.
    CUU Speaker.
    0.42

    9.
    SV Workers with banner.
    0.45

    10.
    SCU Miners applaud.
    0.47

    11.
    LV Meeting.
    0.51



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 1800 Belgian miners went on strike June 20 in protest against the Government's decision to close Wandre and Herstal coal mines, in Liege. On a wall at the pit-head the slogan "Pas de Fermeture"; assembled at the idle pit- the striking workers, listening to speeches from their leaders.

    The miners also staged a protest demonstration in the centre of Liege. Their view and that of their leaders: the mines can be worked for another twenty years. They decided to stay on strike for 48 hours.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OBHCDTQGOHL88R2YOM4R4H63
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OBHCDTQGOHL88R2YOM4R4H63
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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