• Short Summary

    Thousands of shopkeepers and small businessmen arrived in Brussels from all over Belgium on Thursday (18 February) to stage a one-day warning strike against a value-added tax system which was introduced on January 1.

  • Description

    1.
    GV empty streets (3 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    GV AND SV closed shops (3 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    CU National Strike Poster
    0.21

    4.
    SV police patrolling street
    0.24

    5.
    GV PAN demonstrators arrive in coaches (2 shots)
    0.43

    6.
    SV sign on coach
    0.45

    7.
    GV AND TV demonstrators with flags along road (2 shots)
    0.56

    8.
    SV demonstrator in fancy dress drinking bottle of beer
    1.02

    9.
    CU effigy hanged
    1.04

    10.
    SV banner
    1.07

    11.
    CU effigy of woman
    1.09

    12.
    SV coffin carried along
    1.12

    13.
    GV demonstrators
    1.15

    14.
    SV broken window glass in shop PAN TO police controlling crowd (2 shots)
    1.25

    15.
    SV glass and rubble on pavement outside shop
    1.33



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of shopkeepers and small businessmen arrived in Brussels from all over Belgium on Thursday (18 February) to stage a one-day warning strike against a value-added tax system which was introduced on January 1. On that date, Belgium became the fifth Common Market country to introduce the tax on goods and services.

    VISNEWS cameraman Maurice de Witte was on hand in the capital for the demonstration which expressed the dissatisfaction of small businessmen with the new tax system.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADKBZEMB4405PS3HZXKC91N9VF
    Media URN:
    VLVADKBZEMB4405PS3HZXKC91N9VF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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