Rioting in Congo and calm in Belgium in the early days of the movement for independence.
Kinshasa (then Leopoldville), Congo (then the Belgian Congo). Belgian Senate, Belgium
Various shots of streets of Leopoldville after riots in which independence slogans were chanted and the European quarter of the city was ransacked., also showing ruined houses, rubble, etc.
Various shots of members of the Belgian Senate (interior shots) gathered to hear speech by Minister for Congo, Monsieur Van Hemelrijck. Various shots of Van Hemelrijck speaking about plans to grant independence to the people of the Congo, cut-ins of audience listening and applauding.