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    SEVERAL HUNDRED BELGIANS TODAY (SUNDAY) STAGED AN ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATION AT A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BASE IN BELGIUM.

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    SEVERAL HUNDRED BELGIANS TODAY (SUNDAY) STAGED AN ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATION AT A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BASE IN BELGIUM. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY THE BELGIUM CENTRUM AGAINST FOREIGN BASES, WHICH CLAIMS THE SUPPORT OF CAMILLE HUYSMANS, THE FORMER SOCIALIST LEADER AND MINISTER OF STATE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED ON THE BELGIAN AIR BASE AT FLORENNES, WHERE THE UNITED STATES STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAS A NUCLEAR-EQUIPPED UNIT UNDER NATO COMMAND.

    THE MAIN OBJECT OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS TO POINT TO THE DANGER FROM THE EXISTENCE OF THE BASE. PLACARDS CLAIMED THAT AT LEAST 300,000 PEOPLE IN THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT COULD FACE POSSIBLE DEATH IF THE BASE WERE ATTACKED IN THE EVENT OF WAR.

    SPEAKERS WHO ADDRESSED THE RALLY HELD AFTER THE MARCH ATTACKED BELGIUM'S PARTICIPATION IN NATO AND THE EXISTENCE OF WHAT THEY 'CLANDESTINE ATOMIC BASES ON BELGIAN SOIL'. THE DEMONSTRATION PASSED OFF WITHOUT ANY INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM8LPI6HTPK5ONCJM2WN8Z7A
    Media URN:
    VLVADM8LPI6HTPK5ONCJM2WN8Z7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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