• Short Summary

    DUTCH POLICE TODAY (TUESDAY) ARRESTED MORE THAN 80 YOUNG "PROVOS" (YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DEFY THE AUTHORITIES FOR KICKS) AFTER DISTURBANCES WHILE QUEEN JULIANA OPENED A NEW SESSION OF PARLIAMENT.

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    DUTCH POLICE TODAY (TUESDAY) ARRESTED MORE THAN 80 YOUNG "PROVOS" (YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DEFY THE AUTHORITIES FOR KICKS) AFTER DISTURBANCES WHILE QUEEN JULIANA OPENED A NEW SESSION OF PARLIAMENT. ACCORDING TO A POLICE SPOKESMAN MOST OF THE "PROVOS" HAD COME FROM AMSTERDAM TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR REPUBLICAN SYMPATHIES.

    THE "PROVOS" ALSO SHOWED THEIR OPPOSITION TO PRINCE CLAUS, THE GERMAN-BORN HUSBAND OF CROWN-PRINCESS BEATRIX, WHO ACCOMPANIED HIS WIFE WITH QUEEN JULIANA & PRINCE BERNHARD IN THE ROYAL PROCESSION.

    THE POLICE SPOKESMAN ALSO DISCLOSED THAT THREE SMOKE BOMBS HAD BEEN THROWN AT THE ROYAL PROCESSION, BUT ONE HAD BEEN CAUGHT AND THROWN BACK BY A POLICEMAN, BURNING THE CHEEK OF A FOUR YEAR-OLD CHILD.

    THE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE PACIFIST SOCIALIST PARTY IN THE 225-SEAT PARLIAMENT BOYCOTTED TODAY'S GATHERING. THEY FAVOUR A REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT, AND OPPOSED THE MARRIAGE OF CROWN PRINCESS AND PRINCE CLAUS.

    EARLIER, SECURITY FORCES HAD SEIZED TEN SMOKE BOMBS WHICH "PROVOS" WERE ALLEGED TO HAVE STORED IN THE LEFT-LUGGAGE OFFICE OF THE HAGUE RAILWAY STATION. OVER 1,000 POLICE LINED THE PROCESSION ROUTE TO PREVENT A REPETITION OF INCIDENTS IN AMSTERDAM LAST MARCH WHEN PRINCE CLAUS AND PRINCESS BEATRIX WERE MARRIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGUMTHPS2GLJCUYEYBQXLKLQW
    Media URN:
    VLVADGUMTHPS2GLJCUYEYBQXLKLQW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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