• Short Summary

    POLICE USED WATER CANNON TO BREAK UP DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY IN THE CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM. HUNDREDS?

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    POLICE USED WATER CANNON TO BREAK UP DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY IN THE CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM. HUNDREDS OF YOU THIS DISRUPTED TRAFFIC AND THREW BRICKS AT THE POLICE IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO DISRUPT CELEBRATIONS OF QUEEN JULIANA'S 61ST BIRTHDAY.

    BY EARLY EVENING, POLICE WERE FORCED TO CLOSE OFF THE MAIN SQUARES IN THE CITY CENTRE, BOTH TO TRAFFIC AND THE TROUBLE-MAKERS. A TATTOO SET FOR THE EVENING WAS CANCELLED.

    AN ESTIMATED 800 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS. SIX WERE ARRESTED.

    PROTESTS HAVE BECOME TRADITIONAL ON ROYAL HOLIDAYS IN AMSTERDAM SINCE CROWN PRINCESS BEATRIX MARRIED FORMER WEST GERMAN DIPLOMAT CLAUS VON AMSBERG IN 1966. THE PRICE'S NATIONALITY AND WARTIME SERVICE IN THE GERMAN ARMY CAUSED OPPOSITION TO THE MARRIAGE IN HOLLAND - UNDER GERMAN OCCUPATION IN WORLD WAR TWO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D52N7GE6UQ458FNLLLYJ6M36
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D52N7GE6UQ458FNLLLYJ6M36
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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