• Short Summary

    IN ANTWERP TODAY (SUNDAY), A DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF FLEMISH NATIONALISTS - LATEST EPISODE IN THE BITTER LANGUAGE WAR BETWEEN BELGIUM'S FLEMINGS AND THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS.

  • Description

    IN ANTWERP TODAY (SUNDAY), A DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF FLEMISH NATIONALISTS - LATEST EPISODE IN THE BITTER LANGUAGE WAR BETWEEN BELGIUM'S FLEMINGS AND THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WALLOONS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY'S RAIN-DRENCHED STREETS, DEMANDING A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND GREATER POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS FOR THE COUNTRY'S FIVE MILLION FLEMINGS.

    AMONG BANNERS THEY CARRIED WERE SEVERAL CALLING FOR "CULTURAL AUTONOMY," "A FEDERAL BELGIUM IN A FEDERAL EUROPE," "FLEMISH CONTROL OF INDUSTRY," AND "ELECTORAL REFORM."
    (A SMALL GROUP OF BELGIUM'S FOUR MILLION WALLOONS STAGED A COUNTER DEMONSTRATION IN ANTWERP TODAY, DEMANDING UNION THROUGH FEDERALISM AND STRUCTURAL REFORMS.THEY WERE DEMONSTRATING IN A PRIVATE CAPACITY WITHOUT OFFICIAL BACKING FROM THEIR OWN POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8F4YC8JH65A6VUORGFCL2D3Z4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8F4YC8JH65A6VUORGFCL2D3Z4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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