• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS OF VARIOUS FLEMISH ORGANISATIONS DEMONSTRATED IN ANTWERP TODAY (SUNDAY) IN FAVOUR OF A FULL AMNESTY FOR PEOPLE CONVICTED OF COLLABORATION WITH GERMAN AUTHORITIES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS OF VARIOUS FLEMISH ORGANISATIONS DEMONSTRATED IN ANTWERP TODAY (SUNDAY) IN FAVOUR OF A FULL AMNESTY FOR PEOPLE CONVICTED OF COLLABORATION WITH GERMAN AUTHORITIES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED, SOME PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AND THE POLICE MADE A FEW ARRESTS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS AUTHORISED BY THE MAYOR OF ANTWERP. THE MARCH, ORGANISED BY FLEMISH NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS, INCLUDED VOLKSUNIE, THE BIGGEST OF THEM. ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE TOOK PART. SMALL GROUPS OF FORMER RESISTANCE FIGHTERS TRIED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE DEMONSTRATION.

    THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE "WHITE BRIGADE", AN ORGANISATION OF FORMER ALLIED RESISTANCE FIGHTERS, IS OPPOSED TO A GENERAL AND UNCONDITIONAL AMNESTY FOR ACTS COMMITTED DURING THE WAR BECAUSE IT CLAIMS THAT IT WOULD MEAN FORGETTING THE AIMS OF THE RESISTANCE STRUGGLE. BUT IT POINTS OUT THAT IT IS NOT OPPOSED TO A REVISION OF SENTENCES PASSED FOR ACTS OF COLLABORATION WITH THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMK13J2DYNHPZQ3ZGDX225NNF
    Media URN:
    VLVADMK13J2DYNHPZQ3ZGDX225NNF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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