Anti-royalist demonstrations in Belgium.
Charleroi and Brussels, Belgium.
Various elevated shots of mass meeting of 50,000 strikers at the Place du Sud, Charleroi, Belgium. MS. & SCU. Socialist leader, Mr De Brouckere, addressing crowd (2 shots). MS. Back view, socialist leader Mr De Brouckere addressing crowd. SCU. People listening. MS. Mr Duvieusart addressing meeting, pan to audience applauding. SCU. Mr Duvieusart addressing meeting. LS. The strikers breaking up. CU. Placard showing crown dripping with blood. MS. Banner.
LS. Government building in Brussels. MS. Mr Paul Spaak, Belgian delegate in the United Nations, and another man arriving for conference with leaders of all parties. MS. Two other Ministers. LS. Crowd watching. MS. Mr Spaak and others leaving. MS. Mr Spaak and another man walking to car. MS. Car drives off. MS. Car driving along road. LS. Laeken Palace, Belgian royal palace. SCU. Newspaper showing headline about abdication of the King Leopold III.
Date found in the old record - 02/08/1950.