• Short Summary

    THE LATEST ROUND IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN WALLOONS AND FLEMINGS IN BELGIUM: POLICE HAD TO DRAW THEIR BATONS TO BREAK UP STREET FIGHTING IN BRUSSELS, TODAY SUNDAY.

  • Description

    THE LATEST ROUND IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN WALLOONS AND FLEMINGS IN BELGIUM: POLICE HAD TO DRAW THEIR BATONS TO BREAK UP STREET FIGHTING IN BRUSSELS, TODAY SUNDAY.

    AT TIMES THE FIGHT DEVELOPED INTO A LARGE SCALE BOXING MATCH - BUT WITHOUT THE USUAL RULES, AND DETACHMENTS OF MOUNTED POLICE MOVE IN TO SUPPORT THE FOOT POLICE. THE DEMONSTRATORS - FLEMISH NATIONALISTS, ESTIMATED AT 45,000 FIRST STAGED A THREE-HOURS MARCH THROUGH THE CITY, SIMILAR TO THEIR 'INVASION' OF LAST YEAR. THE FRENCH-SPEAKING CITIZENS AND WALLOONS WEARING "FREE BRUSSELS" ON THEIR LAPELS GREETED THEM WITH IRONIC 'HEIL HITLER' SALUTES, THUNDERFLASHES, AND ROTTEN EGGS.""
    THEN CAME THE FISTICUFFS, MORE ABUSE AND FINALLY, WHEN THE CITIZENS BROKE THROUGH THE POLICE BARRIERS, SQUADS OF 4,000 RIOT POLICE ON DUTY LASHED OUT WITH THEIR BATONS. SOME LOST THEIR HELMETS, OTHER WERE KNOCKED TO THE GROUND. THE DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY CATHOLICS FROM FLANDERS, ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR GREATER POLITICAL AND LANGUAGE RIGHTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GBKX0LO7Y7NMLI3703ACYME6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GBKX0LO7Y7NMLI3703ACYME6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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