• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE STOOD BY IN THE BELGIAN CITY OF MOUSCRON TODAY (SUNDAY) PREPARED TO DEAL WITH ANY TROUBLE DURING A THREATENED DEMONSTRATION BY FLEMISH NATIONALISTS.

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE STOOD BY IN THE BELGIAN CITY OF MOUSCRON TODAY (SUNDAY) PREPARED TO DEAL WITH ANY TROUBLE DURING A THREATENED DEMONSTRATION BY FLEMISH NATIONALISTS.

    THE FLEMISH-SPEAKING NATIONALISTS HAD PLANNED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ANNEXATION OF MOUSCRON TO THE FRENCH-SPEAKING PROVINCE OF HAINAUT. MOUSCRON IS IN THE CENTRE OF A FRENCH-SPEAKING ENCLAVE.

    THE PLANNED DEMONSTRATION IN MOUSCRON WAS PROHIBITED BY TOWN AUTHORITIES, AND POLICE MOUNTED ROADBLOCKS TO STOP ANY DEMONSTRATORS REACHING THE TOWN.

    INSTEAD, THE FLEMISH NATIONALISTS WENT TO GENK, IN LIMBURG PROVINCE, 250 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 160 MILES) FROM LIMBURG. THERE, RIOT POLICE HAD TO USE TEARGAS AND RIFLE BUTTS TO QUELL A NOISY DEMONSTRATION.

    AT MOUSCRON, FRENCH-SPEAKING TOWNSPEOPLE HELD THEIR OWN MEETING AFTER BEING ASKED BY CIVIC OFFICIALS, INCLUDING THE MAYOR, TO REMAIN CALM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIOR9KYZWA4V5704NIUCCRVCA
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIOR9KYZWA4V5704NIUCCRVCA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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