• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO MERGE THEIR COMMUNES WITH A NEIGHBOURING FLEMISH PROVINCE, 25,000 FRENCH-SPEAKING DEMONSTRATORS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LIEGE, IN BELGIUM, MARCH 17.

  • Description

    1.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS MARCH THROUGH LIEGE
    0.14

    2.
    SV MARCHERS ARRIVE AT THE RESISTANCE MONUMENT
    0.23

    3.
    SV PAN WREATH BEARERS MOVE MONUMENT.
    0.27

    4.
    GV BEARERS PAN TO WOMAN LAYING WREATH.
    0.42

    5.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS RESUME MARCH
    0.48

    6.
    GV REAR VIEW... MARCHERS
    0.52

    7.
    MV MARCHERS PAST CAMERA
    0.56

    8.
    SV PAN SPECTATORS APPLAUD.
    0.59

    9.
    GTV DEMONSTRATORS
    1.03

    10.
    MVPAN DITTO.
    1.06

    11.
    MV PLACARDS IN PROCESSION
    1.10

    12.
    GTVPAN MASSES CROWDS
    1.14

    13.
    CU SPEAKER ADDRESSES
    1.19

    14.
    MV LISTENERS
    1.21

    15.
    SV SPEAKER
    1.24

    16.
    CTV CROWD.
    1.28



    Initials KBE


    EDITORS: PROD NOS. 0675/62, 0894/62 AND 11/2/61 ALSO REFER TO DEMONSTRATIONS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO MERGE THEIR COMMUNES WITH A NEIGHBOURING FLEMISH PROVINCE, 25,000 FRENCH-SPEAKING DEMONSTRATORS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LIEGE, IN BELGIUM, MARCH 17.

    GATHERING AT A MEMORIAL COMMEMORATING THE RESISTANCE FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II, THE DEMONSTRATORS - WHO REPRESENT NINE COMMUNES IN NORTH LIEGE PROVINCE - LAID WREATHS BEFORE MARCHING ON TO A MEETING IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY.

    UNDER THE GOVERNMENT PLAN, - INTENDED TO STABILISE THE COUNTRY'S LANGUAGE - THE VILLAGES WILL BE MOVED INTO THE FLEMISH-SPEAKING VILLAGES IN LIMBOURG WILL PASS INTO THE LIEGE PROVINCE.

    SPEAKERS TOLD THE CROWD OF A REFERENDUM WHICH REVEALED THAT 85 PER CENT OF THE COMMUNES' POPULATION WANTED TO REMAIN IN LIEGE. THEY REJECTED A PLANE FOR TRILINGUAL ADMINISTRATION (FRENCH, FLEMISH AND GERMAN) INTENDED TO MAKE THEIR DISTRICTS A ZONE OF TRANSITION BETWEEN THE FLEMISH LIMBOURG AND OTHER BORDER ARES WHERE GERMAN IS SPOKEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD1956YVKX99SDC5ZAIJ218VK8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1956YVKX99SDC5ZAIJ218VK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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